HOST PROFILE ( Part 1)

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Why Host Profile and what It:

i suggest to Use Host profile in Largest virtual environment . the reason for this it’s very difficult to Configure all host it will wast time and configure multiple host manually can have human mistakes

Host Profiles helps us to maintain consistent configuration across the Data center by using Host Profiles policies and also eliminates Manual host configuration/ Host Profile Policies captures the blue print of well-known configured ESXi host in environment and it also acts a reference host to configure other hosts in environment.  These policies capture the blueprint of a known, validated reference host configuration which is also called as “Golden Image”. The blue print contains the information about the networking, storage, security and other settings.

Use cases of Host Profiles:

1-Simplify Host configuration process across a large number of hosts by automating host configuration of multiple hosts in a same exact way

We can use Host profiles to monitor the host configuration deviations by running compliance check against all the hosts in our environment with reference to the golden profile for auditing purposes.

A host profile is composed of two parts:

  1. Configuration details – Contains policies that tells how a hosts in the environment should be configured with the specific configuration settings.
    Compliance details – Contains a set of checks to ensure that the host is configured as specified in the profile
  • How to Create Host Profiles:
  • Click on Host Profile icon from Home > Management > Host Profiles

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To Create Profile Just Click on Create Profile

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you have here Tow options

  1. Create Profile from existing host (configured reference host)
    2.Import profile

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Select the Host which you want it as golden image for your environment

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here you can type the Name and description for that profile

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Click on next and then  finish to create the host Profile.

Host profile called “Golden Profile” is created.

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Right Click on the created profile to edit or view the settings captured as part of this host profile.

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and we can after that beginning to configure this items :

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and we can after that beginning to configure this items :

1-Memory Reservation Configuration (Service console memory reservation)
2-Storage configuration (NFS)
2-Networking Configuration
3-Date and Time Configuration (NTP settings)
4-Firewall Configuration
5-Security Configuration
6-Service Configuration
7-Advanced configuration information
8-User configuration
9-User Group Configuration
10Authentication Configuration (AD Domain)

To be continued in part 2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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