The Host Image Profile acceptance level determines which vSphere installation bundles (VIBs) are accepted for installation.

VIB signatures are checked and accepted for installation based on a combination of the VIB acceptance level and the host image profile acceptance level. VIBs are tagged with an acceptance level that depends on their signature status.

See Acceptance Levels.

Required privileges: Host.Configuration.SecurityProfile and Host.Configuration.Firewall


From the vSphere Web Client, connect to the vCenter Server.


Select the host in the inventory.


Click the Manage tab.


Click Settings.


Under System, select Security Profile.


Scroll down to Host Image Profile Acceptance Level, and click Edit.


Select the acceptance level and click OK.

Host Image Profile Acceptance Levels

Host Image Profile Acceptance Level

Accepted Levels of VIBs

VMware Certified

VMware Certified

VMware Accepted

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted

Partner Supported

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported

Community Supported

VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported, Community Supported