You can view the hosts that do not match any vSphere Auto Deploy rule and manually add a host to the vSphere Auto Deploy inventory.

To add a host to the current vSphere Auto Deploy inventory of deployed hosts, you can create a new rule or edit an existing rule to include a host that is not deployed with vSphere Auto Deploy and associate it with a specific image profile, host profile and location. Alternatively, you can add a host manually to the inventory by assigning to it an image profile, host profile, and location.

Prepare your system and install the Auto Deploy Server. For more information, see Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy.

To assign an image profile to the host, add the software depot that you need to the inventory. See Add a Software Depot or Import a Software Depot.

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You can add a host that does not correspond to any vSphere Auto Deploy rule to the list of deployed hosts by using the Add to Inventory wizard.

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You can assign an image profile to a host that you want to add to the vSphere Auto Deploy inventory.

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You can optionally assign a host profile to a host that you want to add to the vSphere Auto Deploy inventory.

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You can assign a location to a host that you want to add to the vSphere Auto Deploy inventory.

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You can review the host associations before you complete the Add to Inventory wizard.

Edit a vSphere Auto Deploy rule. See Editing a Deploy Rule.

View the image profile, host profile, and location associations of a host. See View Host Associations.

Remediate non-compliant hosts. See Remediate a Non-compliant Host.