Reinstall Vmware

If I use Set_VMHostFirmware to restore the previous backup configuration of VMware server, will it re-install everything, including the  virtual switch ?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If I use Set_VMHostFirmware to restore the previous backup configuration of VMware server, will it re-install everything, including the  virtual switch ?

Yes, BUT make sure the version of ESXi is identical!

Restoring to a different build version is NOT SUPPORTED, and can cause issues.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
how about version but restoring from lower update to higher one ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Restoring to a different build version is NOT SUPPORTED, and can cause issues.

Does not matter.... if you have a backup from Build version XYZ, you must restore to XYZ, not ABC!

Your risk, if it does not work, e.g. not supported. - VMware states that!

Provided the Build versions is the same, it does not matter how you get to that Build.

You did document what build version you were on ?
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