You can manage software packages (VIBs), image profiles, and software depots by using the vSphere ESXi Image Builder service in the vSphere Web Client.

Before you can work with software depots and customize image profiles, you must add one or more software depots to the vSphere ESXi Image Builder inventory. You can add a software depot by using the vSphere Web Client.

If an offline depot is located on your local file system, you can import the ZIP file to the vSphere ESXi Image Builder inventory by using the vSphere Web Client.

You can use the vSphere Web Client to clone image profiles. You can clone an image profile when you want to make small changes to the VIB list in a profile, or if you want to use hosts from different vendors and want to use the same basic profile, but want to add vendor-specific VIBs.

You can create a new image profile by using the vSphere Web Client instead of cloning an existing one. You might consider creating a new image profile if it differs significantly from the image profiles in your inventory.

You can edit image profiles by using the vSphere Web Client. You can change the name, details and VIB list of an image profile.

You can compare two image profiles by using the vSphere Web Client, for example, to see if they have the same VIB list, version, or acceptance level.

You can move image profiles between custom depots by using the vSphere Web Client. You can move an image profile to a custom depot to edit the image profile.

You can export an image profile to an ISO image or a ZIP file by using the vSphere Web Client. You can use the ISO image as an ESXi installer or to upgrade hosts with vSphere Upgrade Manager. The ZIP file contains metadata and the VIBs of the image profile. You can use it for ESXi upgrades or as an offline depot.