If you want to add a VIB to an image profile, and the VIB acceptance level is lower than the image profile acceptance level, you can clone the image profile with a lower acceptance level or change the image profile acceptance level.

Install the VMware PowerCLI and all prerequisite software. See Install Image Builder PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software.

If you encounter problems running PowerCLI cmdlets, consider changing the execution policy. See Using Image Builder Cmdlets.


Run Add-EsxSoftwareDepot for each depot you want to work with.

Depot Type


Remote depot

Run Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl depot_url.

ZIP file


Download the ZIP file to a local file path.


Run Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl C:\file_path\offline-bundle.zip.


Get the acceptance level for the image profile.

Get-EsxImageProfile -Name string


Set the acceptance level of the image profile.

Set-EsxImageProfile -Name string -AcceptanceLevel level

You can specify VMwareCertified, VMwareAccepted, PartnerSupported, or CommunitySupported as an acceptance level. If you lower the acceptance level, the level of support for the image profile and hosts that you provision with it changes. See Acceptance Levels.