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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 3. Using vSphere Host Profiles

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Preparing a reference host
  • Creating a Host Profile
  • Exporting a Host Profile
  • Importing a Host Profile
  • Duplicating a Host Profile
  • Attaching/detaching ESXi hosts to/from a Host Profile
  • Verifying the profile compliance of an ESXi host
  • Remediating an ESXI host for profile compliance
  • Using Host Profiles to push a new configuration change

Introduction

It is of prime importance to make sure that every ESXi host in a cluster is configured identically to achieve operational efficiency at the cluster level. There is a lot of configuration that would go into an ESXi host after it is deployed. These include the general/advanced settings, storage and networking configuration, ...

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