About VMware Host Profiles
VMware host profiles allow you to take an existing host configuration and overlay it onto your ESX/i servers. They also allow you to determine if a host has changed from its original design and help to ensure that all your hosts are identically configured.
A host profile consists of two parts:
- Configuration details
Describes policies that govern how a host configuration should look, including details about each specific configuration setting.
- Compliance details
Describes a set of checks that are performed to ensure that the host is configured as specified in the profile.