You can configure backup for each SDDC management component separately. For this scenario, no requirement to back up the entire SDDC exists, and this design does not imply such an operation.

Some products can perform internal configuration backups. Use those products in addition to the whole virtual machine component backup as appropriate.

Table 1. Component Backup Jobs Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use the internal configuration backup features within VMware NSX.

Restoring small configuration files can be a faster and less destructive method to achieve a similar restoration of functionality.

An FTP server is required for the NSX configuration backup.

Backup Jobs in the Consolidated SDDC

Create a single backup job for the components of a management application according to the node configuration of the application.

Table 2. VM Backup Jobs


Image VM Backup Jobs

Application VM Backup Jobs


Backup is not applicable


Platform Services Controller

Part of the vCenter Server backup job


vCenter Server

  • sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local


NSX for vSphere

Backup is not applicable


vRealize Automation

  • vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

  • vrb01svr01.rainpole.local

  • sfo01buc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01ims01a.rainpole.local


vRealize Log Insight

  • sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local


vRealize Operations Manager

  • vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local

  • sfo01vropsc01a.sfo01.rainpole.local


  • vRealize Business Server

  • vRealize Business Data Collector

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job


vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)