Creating an image profile by cloning a predefined profile

All the predefined image profiles available in an offline bundle are read-only. To customize such image profiles, you will need to clone them to form new image profiles. In this recipe, we will learn how to create a new image profile by cloning a predefined image profile.

How to do it...

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to clone a predefined ESXi image profile available from an ESXi offline bundle.

It is a three-step process:

  1. Adding an ESXi software depot.
  2. Listing available ESXi image profiles.
  3. Cloning a predefined ESXi image profile to form a new one.

Adding an ESXi software depot

The metadata of an ESXi offline bundle will have the definitions for the predefined ...

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