Back up the system and hosts

Follow this procedure for the order in which you should back up Converged Systems and hosts.


  1. Back up the Converged System configuration and hosts. See the appropriate Administration Guide for instructions. Follow the backup procedures for your organizations.
  2. Back up the VMware vCenter Server database on the AMP.
  3. Back up the PSCs. See the following for the procedure:
  4. Back up vCSA 6.0 or 6.5 certificates on the AMP. For Windows using external SSL certificates, make a copy of the SSL folder. The default path is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter.
  5. Visually inspect all hardware components to verify that there are no visible faults (amber lights). All components should be in the ready state and free from errors and alarms.
    NOTE: Clone the management VMs during the maintenance window.
  6. If you have an NSX environment, back up the NSX manager and the configuration of each VDS. See NSX Backup and Restore.