ESXi revision numbers confirmation

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So from my previous question trying to restore to an ESXi host without the same build, I now have this issue.

I downloaded the iso from VMware, now I look at the hosts and each has the right revision, however

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and

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Does this mean I can restore the config from one box to the other without issue now?
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Murali SripadaVMware Engineer | vExpert 18/19
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Commented:
You can take backup and restore the configuration on the same esxi host as recommended. However if you are reinstalling, you can use force option to restore it

Note: When restoring configuration data, the build number of the host must match the build number of the host on backup file and UUID (can be obtained using the command "esxcfg-info -u") of the host should match the UUID of the host on backup file. Use the -f option (force) to override the UUID mismatch

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2042141  use this kb as reference
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Expert of the Year 2017
Commented:
In theory - yes.... but some restores do not work!

SSH to host and

we prefer to use

vmware -v 

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which will show the Build version of the host.

to check

Force can give unpredictable results!
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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Commented:
Excellent, thank you as always gents :-)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
No problems, glad to help you out with your question. Have a good day.

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