If a host required user input during a previous boot, the answers are saved with the vCenter Server. If you want to prompt the user for new information, you remediate the host.

Attach a host profile that prompts for user input to the host.


Migrate all virtual machines to different hosts, and place the host into maintenance mode.

Host Type


Host is part of a DRS cluster

VMware DRS migrates virtual machines to appropriate hosts when you place the host in maintenance mode.

Host is not part of a DRS cluster

You must migrate all virtual machines to different hosts and place each host in maintenance mode.


In the vSphere Web Client, remediate the host.


Right click the host and click All vCenter Actions > Host Profiles > Remediate.


When prompted, provide the user input.

You can now direct the host to exit maintenance mode.

The host customization is saved. The next time you boot, the host customization is applied to the host.