Managing host profiles

Host profiles are a feature of vSphere that allow you to include the ESXi configuration in a profile (template) to ensure that all hosts installed across the infrastructure have the same configuration and are compliant with the setup policy you have in your organization.

Generally, after completing the deployment of an ESXi host, there are several settings you should configure to ensure the host's services match your infrastructure:

  • Network configuration: Creating VMkernels and VM port groups, assigning IPs to VMkernels, setting up NIC-teaming, and mor
  • Storage configuration: Configuring software iSCSI adapters, port bindings, and CHAP.
  • Time synchronization: Configuring and enabling the NTP service
  • Enable services: ...

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