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Hi Experts,

I have a question regarding the host configuration at VMWARE 6.0
I can save the host config with the vSphereCLI which I have installed.
This works, but what kind of host data is saved ?
Is it just the host data which I enter in the ESXi console ?
Or is it all host data which I have configured with my vcenter under the CONFIGURATION tab ?
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It is ALL the configuration of the ESXi HOST.

Configuration Tab and ESXi CONSOLE it's the same data.
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But in the vcenter under configuration tab I have much more settings, like

  • Storage tab
  • Networking tab
  • Storage Adapter tab
  • Time Configuration tab
  • DNS and Routing tab

These are all host configurations, they are also saved in the host backup file , when I do it with vSphereCLI ?
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FYI,
we write a book, in case of one host die how to bring the new host online with the same config ?
Therefore I need to know the exact restore of the config .
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But in the vcenter under configuration tab I have much more settings, like

Storage tab
Networking tab
Storage Adapter tab
Time Configuration tab
DNS and Routing tab

These are all host configurations, they are also saved in the host backup file , when I do it with vSphereCLI ?

Correct, remember vCenter Server is ONLY a management server which manages Hosts and VMs, it does not store Host Configuration data.

e.g. if you connect to the ESXi HOST directly using vSphere Client, you can still configure the host.

e.g. same HOST configuration panel is available via vCenter Server and Host directly.

All this Configuration is stored in a state.tgz file on the host.

It's always good to ave documentation as well as a backup of the host configuration. In practice, it's often quicker to complete from documentation, than restore a config file.

but that's your choice.

If you really want to dig deep, you can look at the state file! (which contains the configuration of the HOST)
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by:Eprs_Admin
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Ok, now I got it.
When I save the backupfile of my host with vSphereCLI, I have all this data in it ?
See here....

vicfgcfgbackup.
pl server=
ESXi_host_IP_address username=
root s
output_file_name

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Right ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I used this cmd to backup the host config:

vicfgcfgbackup.pl server=10.0.0.1 username=root s ESXi_test1_backup.tgz

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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yes, there are GUI applications as well that can do this.

yes, that looks right, I would also recommend you practice a restore, onto a NEW unconfigured server, to check what you expect from it.

BUT documentation is always BEST!
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Great thanks.
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