You can decide whether a host profile component or subprofile is applied or considered during a compliance check. This action allows administrators to eliminate non-critical attributes from consideration or ignore values that, while part of the host profile, are likely to vary between hosts.


  1. Edit a host profile.
  2. Expand the Host Profile Component hierarchy until you reach the desired component or component element.
  3. Disable the check box next to a component.
    The check box is enabled by default. If you disable the check box, the other subprofiles that are enabled are still applied and selected.


The component or component element is not considered during a profile compliance check or applied during remediation.
Note: Sometimes, disabling the check box might remove the component or component element from the host. This action is displayed in the task list after the pre-check remediation.