VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Host not Compliant after updating VMware vCenter Server to 5.5 Update 2d (2442329).
My VMware vSphere ESXi Host had Compliance Failures:
Failures Against Host Profile:
The options Config.GlobalSettings.guest.commands.sharedPolicyRefCount have been changed from their expected default values.
On these VMware vSphere ESXi versions the default value was:
ESXi 5.5 Update 1 (1623387) was 0
ESXi 5.5 Update 2 (2068190) was 0
But on VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d this value changed to 100 from 0.
We need to add a profile for this setting, using the Add Profile menu option.
Step # 1
Select your Host Profile, under Host Profiles.
Right-Click on Host Profile, then select Edit Profile… on Context Menu.
Under your Profile Structure, select Advanced configuration option.
Next, Right-Click Advanced configuration option.
Then, Click Add Profile.
Step # 2
We first need to expand Advanced configuration option, using the Plus sign.
Scroll to the bottom, You will see a new Profile Setting called OptionProfile.
Next, Expand the OptionProfile setting, using the Plus Sign, until you see Advanced option.
Now, select Advanced option.
Step # 3
Next, within the Configuration Details section.
Click the drop down, and select Configure a fixed option.
You should now have two blank boxes with the following labels:
1) *The name of the option using dot notation to reflect the option’s position in a hierarchy.
2) The value of the option.
Step # 4
For the first option we are going to use this name for our option.
Next, we will use this value for our value option.
Next, Click the OK button.
Step # 4
Once your Recent Tasks, shows that Update host profile Completed.
Step # 5
Select one of your VMware vSphere ESXi Host, which is currently showing as Noncompliant.
Next Right-Click, then Check Profile Compliance
This time your VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Host should be Compliant.