This section describes how to configure host profiles using the host profile editor. Host CustomizationTo customize hosts with shared attributes, you can create a host profile in a reference host. To customize individual hosts, you can set up some fields in the host profile to prompt the user for input for each host. Configure Security Host ProfileUse this procedure to manage role, user account, and active directory permission profiles that are grouped as part of the security host profile. Configure Networking Host ProfilesBy default, hosts provisioned with vSphere Auto Deploy are assigned DHCP addresses by a DHCP server. You can use the vSphere Auto Deploy host customization mechanism to assign static IP addresses to hosts.