You create a new host profile by extracting the designated reference host's configuration.


You can also extract a host profie by navigating to the specific host or cluster.

Verify that you have a vSphere installation and at least one properly configured host in the inventory.


Navigate to the Host profiles view.


Click the Extract Profile from a Host icon (Create Host Profile icon).


Select the host with the settings that you want to extract for the new host profile and click Next.

The selected host must be a valid host.


Type the name and enter a description for the new profile and click Next.


Review the summary information for the new profile and click Finish.

The new profile appears in the profile list.