Maish over at Technodrone posted a great article yesterday titled: Host Profiles Should Become a Standard Feature. In the article he states:
Having your hosts configured exactly the same should be a standard feature. It is in VMware’s best interests. It means less support calls, less anguish from customers, better customer adoption there are more than enough reasons.
I absolutely agree! The problem is in order to achieve host standardization given how vSphere is currently architected you need to abstract the configuration out of the host and into vCenter Server. Today, that is where Host Profiles come into play. The problem with Host Profiles are two-fold: