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Thursday, April 20, 2017

VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore Features

I upgraded the home lab to vsphere 6.5 all around, so this was the first time I had a chance to see the new VCSA 6.5 and check out some really cool new features that I am sure readers will find useful, it now has full backup and restore capability baked right into the appliance. There is no plugin to download or install which is a very nice addition to the suite of available tools us administrators have to fall back on in case of some sort of failure. We will walk through the process of taking a backup as well as the restore process to get a closer look at how this works.

You will need to open the appliance management page at https://yourvcenterserver:5480 and you will see the login page that will require not your SSO account, but the root vCenter username and password that you setup during your vCenter install.