Create a profile from a host

Let's say you've built a generic Lab Management host and customized it for your team. With Lab Management 2.4, you can create a profile based on the host image and store it in the Project Build Library (PBL) for your project.

  • You can only create profiles from ESX guests.
  • These OS profiles are supported: RHEL 5, CentOS 5, SLES/11, Windows XP and And Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2008 and Solaris profiles are not supported.
When creating a profile that contains user-specific software or services, here are a couple of things you should be aware of:
  1. Bring up your host's Admin tab.
  2. In the Create Profile from This Node section, enter a name for the profile. Only alphanumeric characters, hyphens, underscores, and periods are allowed.
  3. Provide a description for the profile.
  4. Select the PBL location for the project. The profile will be stored here.
  5. Click Create Profile from <hostname>.
Your host will be switched to a clone, and inaccessible for few minutes. When it gets back to the allocated state, the profile will be created. The profile will be available in your project and in any project that allows public profiles.