When you add a rule to the vSphere Auto Deploy active rule set or make changes to one or more rules, hosts are not updated automatically. You must remediate the host associations to apply the new rules to the host.

Prepare your system and install the Auto Deploy Server. For more information, see Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy.

Create a vSphere Auto Deploy rule. See Create a Deploy Rule.

Activate a vSphere Auto Deploy rule. See Activate, Deactivate, and Reorder Deploy Rules.

If the remediation of a host, results in a change in its location, the host must be placed in maintenance mode.


On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Auto Deploy.

By default, only the Administrator role has privileges to use the vSphere Auto Deploy service.


On the Deployed Hosts tab, select an ESXi host.

You can use Shift+left-click or Ctrl+left-click to select multiple hosts


Click Remediate Host Associations.

If you remediate a host that has an edited image profile association, the host reverts to the settings defined in the rule that it matches.

You can monitor the progress of the remediation process in the Recent Tasks pane.

View the image profile, host profile, and location associations of a host. See View Host Associations.

Change the image profile association of a host. See Edit the Image Profile Association of a Host.