Copy the files of the backup taken during bring-up to an accessible location.

About this task

During bring-up, the SoS tool makes backup files of these components' configurations on the rack:

  • Switches (management, ToRs, spine)

  • ESXi hosts

  • The three infrastructure (ISVM) virtual machines' Zookeeper server instances and Cassandra distributed database

  • SDDC Manager VM (VRM)

  • HMS configurations on the SDDC Manager

After bring-up is complete, you must copy these files to an accessible location.


  1. In a command line window, SSH to the SDDC Manager VM with your root credentials.
  2. Navigate to /var/tmp/.
  3. Copy the backup-xxx file to a location from where you can conveniently retrieve them for future configuration restoration situations.