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  • 1.  ESXI Host Backup

    Posted Mar 12, 2022 03:39 PM

    Hi all

    Just wondering what happen / need to be done when there is a complete physical host failure in a vsphere HA setup

     

    1) Can we just install the ESXI on a new host / setup host name / ESXI management network and join it back to the vsphere HA cluster ?

    If i am using a distributed vswitch - will the vswitch/network configuration be automatically "push" to the new node ?

     

    2) What are the things that i will need to re-configure on the ESXI host ? Are there any configurations that will be store in vCenter - such that i do not have to re-configure those configurations to the host again ?

     

    3) Is it useful to do ESXI host configuration backup ?

     

    Thank you



  • 2.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Posted Mar 12, 2022 08:34 PM

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  • 3.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 13, 2022 01:36 PM

    Can you use Host Profiles to manage host configuration?

     



  • 4.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Posted Mar 30, 2022 05:20 PM

    hi scott

    if i am using host profile - is it still required to have host config backup ?

    what are the stuffs that is inside host config backup ?

    thank you



  • 5.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 30, 2022 08:03 PM

    Browse through your host profile and see what settings it includes, then you should understand what parameters you would ever need to manually configure should a host need reinstalling.

     



  • 6.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Posted Mar 31, 2022 02:44 PM

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  • 7.  RE: ESXI Host Backup

    Posted Mar 29, 2023 08:13 AM

    The tool restarts all affected VMs on other servers in the cluster if an entire host fails. 

    geometry dash