Create a better management experience for vSphere customers using host profile plug-ins. The Host Profiles package guides partners through the development and certification of host profile plug-ins that are compatible with vSphere 5.0 or later.
The Host Profiles package is available for vSphere 5.0. This package guides ecosystem partners through the development and certification of host-profile plug-ins that are compatible with vSphere 5.0 or later and listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide.
The Host Profiles package leverages the VMware host profiles extensibility framework. Partners can:
- Create profiles that encapsulate the host configuration and help to manage the host configuration, especially in environments where an administrator manages more than one host or cluster in vCenter Server.
- Eliminates per-host, manual, or UI-based host configuration and maintains configuration consistency and accuracy across the datacenter by using host profile policies.
- Captures the blueprint of a known, validated reference host configuration and uses this to configure networking, storage, security, and other settings on multiple hosts or clusters. End-customers can then check a host or cluster against a profile's configuration for any deviations.
Provide confidence of interoperability through test tools
Partner host profile plug-ins are asynchronous and can be submitted for certification at any time.
Product Versions Supported
This package supports the following product versions:
5.0, 5.1, 5.5
- Server partners
- Storage partners
- IOVP partners
Related Programs and Services
Host Profiles Development Consulting
SDDC Integration program (CIM, HEX, IOVP)