If a host required user input during a previous boot, the answers are saved with the vCenter Server. If you want to prompt the user for new information, you must remediate the host.

Attach a host profile that prompts for user input to the host.

1

Migrate all virtual machines to different hosts, and place the host into maintenance mode.

Host Type

Action

Host is part of a DRS cluster

VMware DRS migrates virtual machines to appropriate hosts when you place the host in maintenance mode.

Host is not part of a DRS cluster

You must migrate all virtual machines to different hosts and place each host in maintenance mode.

2

On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Auto Deploy.

By default, only the Administrator role has privileges to use the vSphere Auto Deploy service.

3

On the Deployed Hosts tab, select an ESXi host.

4

Click Remediate Host Associations.

You can monitor the progress of the remediation process in the Recent Tasks pane.

5

When prompted, provide the user input.

6

Direct the host to exit maintenance mode.

The host customization is saved and takes effect the next time you boot the host.