You can back up certain components of NSX for the management cluster and for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region B to restore the working state of the system in the event of failure.

About this task

The following components support  backup and restore in Region B:

  • NSX Manager

  • NSX Firewall Rules

  • NSX Service Composer

  • vSphere Distributed Switch

You can schedule regular backups for business continuity and operational requirements. Set the backup frequency according to the rate of configuration changes occurring in NSX. You can back up NSX manually or schedule hourly, daily, or weekly automatic backups. 

Back up NSX and vCenter Server before and after the following events:

  • NSX or vCenter Server upgrade.

  • Day 0 deployment and configuration of NSX components.

  • Major Day 2 changes.