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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Exporting a Host Profile

The vSphere Host Profiles can be exported to back up or transport the configuration. The exported data is stored in an XML data file with the extension (.vpf). Since this is an XML file, the contents of the file can be viewed using any text editor, so the passwords are not exported into this file.

How to do it…

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to export or import Host Profiles:

  1. Connect to the vCenter server using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Go to the vCenter Inventory Home tab and navigate to Rules and Profiles | Host Profiles.
  3. Right-click on the Host Profile that you intend to export and go to All vCenter Actions | Export Host Profile.
  4. It should display a message window informing you that the administrator ...

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