vSphere host consistency

Is it common for all vSphere hosts to have the same security settings?

I have done some analysis using the free compliance checker, and all settings are the same on every host.

is this common? When it comes to requiring a new host, how do you ensure its the same security as all existing hosts? Is this a manual process? Or can you use some form of templates?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you should have the same security baseline for all vSphere Hosts.

If you have a small number of hosts, you can manually compare and use compliance checker.

if you have a number of vSphere Hosts, you would use Scripting or Auto Deploy to Deploy your Hosts to ensure they are identical.

See here Auto Deploy

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/auto-deploy.html

Host Profiles are also a method of deploying the same configuration to multiple hosts.
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