If the NSX Manager becomes inoperable, you can restore it from backup. While the NSX Manager is inoperable, the data plane is not affected, but you cannot make configuration changes.
- Manual NSX Manager node backup and cluster backup
- Manual node and cluster backups can be run anytime as needed.
- Automated NSX Manager node backup, cluster backup and inventory backup
- Automated backups run based on a schedule that you set. Automated backups are highly recommended. See Schedule Automated Backups.
To ensure you have a recent backup, you should configure automated backups. It is important to run cluster and inventory backups regularly.
You can restore an NSX-T Data Center configuration back to the state that is captured in any of the cluster backups. When restoring a backup, you must restore to a new NSX Manager appliance running the same NSX Manager version as the appliance that was backed up.