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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Backup and Restore ESXi Configuration with PowerCLI Commands

Now, the process of backing up and restoring the configuration of ESXi is fairly simple.

 Backup and Restore ESXi Configuration with PowerCLI, the steps:

Open PowerCLI > Connect to vCenter with Connect VI-Server command and enter this single line to backup the configuration of all the hosts that are attached to vCenter server.

  get-vmhost | get-vmhostfirmware -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath “C:\temp\anyfolder”  all files fileswill be copied to c:\temp\any folder 

Now, if We need to restore a host’s configuration,  need to put the host into maintenance mode first and then

Enter the restore command:
Set-VMHostFirmware -VMHost <IP_or_FQDN> -Restore -Force -SourcePath
The host will reboot immediately after we hit the enter key without any prompt.

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