When you restore NSX Manager from a backup, deploy a new NSX Manager appliance to restore the backup on. Restore on an existing NSX Manager instances is not supported.

About this task

The new NSX Manager appliance on which the restore is performed must be the same version as the NSX Manager appliance on which the backup was taken. 

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have the FTP backup details written down.

  • Verify that the FTP server storing the backup data is running.

  • Deploy a new NSX Manager appliance. See Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A and Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the NSX Manager appliance user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URL. 

      NSX Manager

      URL

      NSX Manager for the management cluster

      https://mgmt01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

      https://comp01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      nsx_manager_admin_password

  2. On the main page of the appliance user interface, click Backup & Restore.
  3. On the Backups & Restore page, click Change next to FTP Server Settings to set a storage location for the backup job.
  4. In the Backup Location dialog box, configure the following settings for the backup storage on the FTP server and click OK.

    Backup Location Setting

    Value

    IP/Host name

    FQDN of the FTP Server

    Transfer protocol

    Select the protocol from the drop down menu

    Port

    Server port for FTP or SFTP requests

    User name

    User name on the FTP server

    Password

    Password for the name you specified in User name

    Backup Directory

    Absolute path to the location on the FTP server where you want to store the backup

    Filename Prefix

    • NSX_Mgmt_01 for the NSX Manager for the management cluster

    • NSX_Comp_01 for the NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster

    Pass Phrase

    nsx_backup_pass_phrase

  5. In the Backups History section on the Backups & Restore page, select the latest restore point, and click Restore
  6. In the Restore from Backup dialog box, click Yes to confirm the restart of the appliance.

    The appliance management is unavailable for some time. 

What to do next

Verify that NSX Manager is up and functions flawlessly after NSX Manager restore. See Validate NSX Manager and NSX Controller Instances in the VMware Validated Design Operational  Verification documentation.