Before restoring a vCenter Server instance, you must retrieve the vCenter Server build number and deployment details from the SDDC Manager inventory. The vCenter Server instances in your system might be running different build numbers if the backups are taken during an upgrade process. You must restore each vCenter Server instance to its correct version.
Because the Management domain vCenter Server might be unavailable to authenticate the login, you use the SDDC Manager API via the shell to retrieve this information.
- Log in to SDDC Manager by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
- Run the command to get the list of vCenter Server instances.
curl http://localhost/inventory/vcenters -k | json_pp
- For each vCenter Server instance, record the values of these settings.
Name of the domain
VM name of the vCenter Server
IP address of the vCenter Server
FQDN of the vCenter Server
Size of the deployment
- Verify that the vCenter Server version retrieved from SDDC Manager is the same as the version associated with the backup file that you plan to restore.