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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Importing a VDS into the data center from a backup

It is possible to import a VDS into a data center from a configuration backup. Unlike the restore operation which can only be done on a VDS, the import operation can be performed on a data center with or without the existing Distributed Switches in them. This functionality will come in handy if you want to create a similar VDS in a different data center. Refer to the Creating a backup of a VDS recipe to learn how to back up the VDS configuration.

How to do it…

The following procedure explains how to import a VDS into the data center:

  1. Right-click on the data center to which you intend to import the VDS to, and navigate to All vCenter Actions | Import Distributed Switch to bring up the Import Distributed ...

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