The VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore document provides guidance on the use of a vSphere Storage API - Data Protection (VADP) solution for performing backup and restore of the management components in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

After you deploy the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center, backing up management components ensures that you can keep your environment operational in the event of data loss or failure. You implement scheduled backups to prepare for:

  • A critical failure of any management component

  • An upgrade of any management component

  • Updating the certificate of any management component

Intended Audience

VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy and manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required Software

The VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore document is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions