Saturday, August 24, 2013

Backup/Restore Distributed Switch Configuration In vSphere 5.1

VMware introduced this feature in vSphere 5.1 where it allows backup of the distributed switch
Following are the observations while performing the test

Observations

  • This is only possible from web client
  • It gives you 2 options while exporting the configuration. Only distributed switch only & Distributed Switch and all port groups and its configuration
    • This was quite helpful for me as I have PVLAN configuration and I wanted to replicate that to a separate vCenter so instead of doing it manually I preferred this option and it saved me time
  • Restore option doesn’t create the distributed switch we need to manually create the switch and the restore the configuration
  • Also following a good video from VMware   - Link



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