Chapter 7. Understanding Host Profiles, Image Profiles, and Auto Deploy

vSphere has many features that can make an administrator's life easier. Host profiles can be used quickly and easily to initially configure new ESXi hosts, and to determine configuration drifts. Image Builder can be used to customize ESXi image profiles in order to avoid having to install drivers or other components post-install. vSphere Auto Deploy allows you to quickly provision a large number of ESXi hosts in your datacenter infrastructure using a PXE infrastructure. vSphere host profile and Auto Deploy are vSphere Enterprise Plus features.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • Host profile overview and use cases
  • How to create and edit a host profile
  • How to import and export a host ...

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