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