When users run PowerCLI cmdlets that assign an image profile to one or more hosts, an error results if the vmware-fdm package is not part of the image profile. This package is required if you use the Auto Deploy host with vSphere HA.

When users write or modify rules to assign an image profile to one or more Auto Deploy hosts, the following error appears:

WARNING: The supplied image profile does not contain the "vmware-fdm" software
package, which is required for the vSphere HA feature. If this image profile
is to be used with hosts in a vSphere HA cluster, you should add the vmware-fdm 
package to the image profile. The vmware-fdm package can be retrieved from the
software depot published by this vCenter Server at the following URL:

http://<VC-Address>/vSphere-HA-depot

You can use the Add-EsxSoftwarePackage cmdlet to add the package to the image
profile and then update any hosts or rules that were using the older version 
of the profile. 

The image profile does not include the vmware-fdm software package, which is required by vSphere HA.

If you will not use the Auto Deploy hosts in an environment that uses vSphere HA, you can ignore the warning.

If you will use the Auto Deploy hosts in an environment that uses vSphere HA, follow the instructions in the warning.

1

At the PowerCLI command prompt, add the software depot that includes the vmware-fmd package.

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot http://VC-Address/vSphere-HA-depot

2

(Optional) If the image profile that generated the warning is read-only, clone the image profile.

New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile My_Profile -name "Test Profile Error Free"

This example clones the profile named My-Profile and assigns it the name Test Profile Error Free.

3

Run Add-EsxSoftwarePackage to add the package to the image profile.

Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "Test Profile Error Free" -SoftwarePackage vmware-fdm