We have ESXI vers esxi 4.0.0,208167.
At the moment we only have the one host a Dell PowerEdge T710 running 8 virtuals.
Long story but the 8 vms are just disaster recovery copies of 8 physical servers we do use.
We use doubletake software to replicate the physicals over to the VM host.
We are going to upgrade this next year possibly adding 3 hosts in total for VMHA and move our 8 physicals and others into VM.
However my question today is even though this is a disaster recovery VM Host, if it went bang tomorrow ie the config was lost of the Host.
1/ What is the easiest and simplest way to backup the config of this 1 VM Host ready to recover the host.
2/ What is or would be the quickest and easiest process to recover this 1 VM Host using the saved config IF only the original config was lost/corrupt but the actually virtuals were still safe sat on a seperate raid array.
I am assuming in this event if the actual VMs were safe on a seperate raid array and the actual Host was the one that went down due to a corrupt config or damaged drive, if the hosts config was sat on a seperate drive all on its own that you can rebuild the Host using the previously saved config of the host.
We have our 1 Hosts config sat on an internal SD card card within the Dell Poweredge and the VMs are sat on a seperate raid.
Thanks for any response.