The Host Image Profile acceptance level determines which vSphere installation bundles (VIBs) are accepted for installation.

VIB signatures are checked and accepted for installation based on a combination of the VIB acceptance level and the host image profile acceptance level. VIBs are tagged with an acceptance level that depends on their signature status.

Required privileges: Host.Configuration.SecurityProfile and Host.Configuration.Firewall


In the vSphere Client, select the host in the inventory.


Under Software, click Security Profile.


Under Host Image Profile Acceptance Level, click Edit.


Select the acceptance level and click OK.

Host Image Profile Acceptance Levels

Host Image Profile Acceptance Level

Accepted Levels of VIBs

VMware Certified

VMware Certified

VMware Accepted

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted

Partner Supported

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported

Community Supported

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported, Community Supported