Backing up ESXi host configurations

A full backup of an ESXi host is not necessary because the installation of ESXi is a quick and simple process. Host configurations should be backed up in order to quickly restore the configuration of a host in case ESXi needs to be reinstalled.

If hosts are deployed using Auto Deploy or the host configurations are stored in a host profile, the individual backups of host configurations may not be necessary but are a good way to ensure that a backup of the host configuration is available in case there is an issue with vCenter or a configured host profile.

How to do it...

The simplest way to back up ESXi host configurations is to use the vicfg-cfgbackup vCLI command as shown in the following steps:

  1. Use the vicfg-cfgbackup ...

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