In vSphere 7.0, infrastructure profiles or also known as vCenter Profiles, allow you to eliminate configurations for vCenter Server and preserve configuration consistency across multiple vCenter Server instances.
With vCenter Infrastructure Profile Management (IPM), you can export the existing configuration of the vCenter server and import the exported configuration information to another instance of a vCenter server.
vCenter Infrastructure profiles have many advantages:
Streamlined configuration and change management of VCenter Server instances
Fast identification of non-compliance with standard configurations
Export and import configuration of vCenter Server in a user-readable format.
vCenter Infrastructure Profile Management (IPM) uses a modular web-based action platform. You can access IPM via an API package. IPM is an independent service within the VCenter Server Appliance and it runs under “vmware-infraprofile “