Before restoring the NSX Manager backups, you must install a new NSX Manager appliance. The new NSX Manager must be deployed with the same management IP address as the previous NSX Manager.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have node, cluster, and the latest inventory backup files available to restore.

  • Verify that you have the passphrase of the node and cluster backup files.

  • Verify that you know the version of the NSX Manager used to create the backups, and have an appropriate installation file (OVA, OVF, or QCOW2) of the same version available.

  • Verify that you know the IP address that was assigned to the NSX Manager used to create the node backup.

  • Verify that no one will attempt to make configuration changes to the NSX Manager until the restore process is completed.

Procedure

  1. If the old NSX Manager appliance is still running (for example, if you are restoring to roll back an upgrade attempt), shut it down.
  2. Install a new NSX Manager appliance.
    • The version of the new NSX Manager appliance must be the same as the version of the appliance used to create the backups.

    • You must configure this appliance with the IP address of the NSX Manager used to create the node backup.

    See the NSX-T Installation Guide for information and instructions about these steps.

What to do next

Restore the cluster backup.