A policy describes how a specific configuration setting should be applied. The Profile Editor allows you to edit policies belonging to a specific host profile.

On the left side of the Profile Editor, you can expand the host profile. Each host profile is composed of several sub-profiles that are designated by functional group to represent configuration instances. Each sub-profile contains many policies that describe the configuration that is relevant to the profile.

The sub-profiles (and example policies and compliance checks) that may be configured are:

Host Profile Sub-Profile Configurations

Sub-Profile Configuration

Example Policies and Compliance Checks

Memory reservation

Set memory reservation to a fixed value.


Configure NFS storage.


Configure virtual switch, port groups, physical NIC speed, security, NIC teaming policies, vNetwork Distributed Switch, and vNetwork Distributed Switch uplink port.

Date and Time

Configure time settings, timezone of server.


Enable or disable a ruleset.


Add a user or usergroup.


Configure settings for a service.


Modify advanced options.


Open the Profile Editor for the profile you wish to edit.


On the left side of the Profile Editor, expand a sub-profile until you reach the policy you want to edit.


Select the policy.

On the right side of the Profile Editor, the policy options and parameters are displayed within the Configuration Details tab.


Select a policy option from the drop-down menu and set its parameter.


(Optional) If you make a change to a policy, but wish to revert back to the default option, click Revert and the option is reset.