vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Import-VMHostProfile

Synopsis

Imports a host profile from a file. The file path must be accessible from the vSphere PowerCLI client side.

Syntax

Import-VMHostProfile [-FilePath] <String> [-Name] <String> [[-ReferenceHost] <VMHost>] [-Description <String>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Apply-VMHostProfile
Export-VMHostProfile
Get-VMHostProfile
New-VMHostProfile
Remove-VMHostProfile
Set-VMHostProfile
Test-VMHostProfileCompliance

Detailed Description

Imports a host profile from a file. The file path must be accessible from the vSphere PowerCLI client side.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
FilePathStringSpecify the path to the file, from which you want to import a host profile.truefalse
NameStringSpecify a name of the imported host profile.truefalse
ReferenceHostVMHostSpecify a reference host for the imported host profile.falsetrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse$true
DescriptionStringSpecify a description for the imported host profile.falsefalse
ServerVIServer[]Specify the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsetrue (ByValue)
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

VMHostProfile

Notes

Examples

-------------- Example 1 --------------

Import-VMHostProfile -FilePath export.prf -Name Profile

Imports a virtual machine host profile from the export.prf file and names it Profile.


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