The whole purpose of creating an image profile is to assign it to a host and apply it. This is particularly useful when performing upgrades or driver updates on auto-deployed ESX servers.
Read the recipes Downloading an ESXi offline bundle, Creating an image profile by cloning a predefined image profile, and Adding a VIB (software package) to an image profile as a preparation before you start learning how to apply an image profile to an ESXi host.
The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to assign and apply an image profile to an ESX server:
Connect-VIServerto add the vCenter server to the PowerCLI session:
Connect-VIServer -Server vcenterhost001 ...