How to generate a vCenter Server Profile

How to generate a vCenter Server Profile



What is a vCenter Server 7.0 profile?

vCenter Server profiles allow us to import and export the vCenter Server configuration via REST APIs, including management, network, authentication, and user configurations. The exported configurations are stored in an easily readable JSON file and can be imported to other vCenter Servers. These profiles can maintain version control between vCenter Servers, so that you can propagate the exported configurations to multiple vCenter Servers. As of now, the maximum supported number of vCenter Servers is 100.

The vCenter Server profile simplifies setup and change management and provides easy detection of noncompliance configs, automated remediation, and configuration data in a user-readable format that empowers today’s vSphere administrators. You can easily revert to the last known good configuration by importing the profiles.






Generate a vCenter Server Profile

You generate a vCenter Server profile and save the output to the student desktop.

  1. Using the vSphere Client, log in to sa-vcsa-01.vclass.local.



  1. From the Developer Center, click API Explorer.



  1. From the Select API drop-down menu, select appliance 
  2. and enter profile to filter the list.

4. and enter profile to filter the list.



5. Click infraprofile/configs to expand its details.

6. Click POST for /api/appliance/infraprofile/configs?action=export to expand its details.



7. Expand > POST and press EXECUTE



8. Last step Download JSON file