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Issues with applying vmware profiles

Now that I have configured a host to the ideal configurations and about to be done with my STIG work I would like to take the profile and apply it to all the other hosts to avoid having to make 160+ changes to the configuration on 18 other hosts.  However when I attach the profile to the new host it states addition customization is required.  Now that I am thinking about it I wonder if it is because the profile is generated from a host that is still 5.1 and the new server is 5.5.  I can test that theory on my other new server I will just install the same version as the current profile is generated from.  The three fields it asks for are
MAC address
Subnet
IP address for VMKernel
When I fill these out and click next it states "cannot validate host customizations for host; null"
Vcenter - 5.5 Build 1750781
Host build the profile was generated from - 5.1 build 1065491
Host the profile is being attached too - 5.5 build 1623387
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Jessayman
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
I can help with not having to type in a MAC address
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/03/how-to-prevent-host-profiles-from-prompting-for-mac-addresses.html
The default setting isn't a good option.

As to why the profile won't apply, the only time I've seen that was when the hardware didn't match. For example some of my boxes are nic0 and nic1, but others are nic3 and nic4 for no good reason and I can't apply the profile to them.
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gheistCommented:
You can remove IP addres configuration from host profile and apply all other settings
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JessaymanAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the responses it looks like by doing both a reset to default, and removing the network portion from the profiles I will be able to get most of the settings applied.
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