Hosts that need to be configured are associated or attached to a profile.

Profiles can also be attached to a cluster. In order to be compliant, all hosts within an attached cluster must be configured according to the profile. Hosts are not automatically configured in accordance to the host profile that is attached with the cluster when it is added to the cluster. When a host is added to a cluster that is attached with a profile, the host is automatically attached with the profile. If the profile is not applied, or configured to what is specified in the profile, it will cause the compliance status for the profile to fail the next time a compliance check is performed. You fix this by applying the profile to the host.

You can attach a host or cluster to a profile from:

Host Profiles main view

Host's context menu

Cluster's context menu

Cluster's Profile Compliance tab