If the NSX-T Manager cluster for the workload domain becomes unavailable, deploy another NSX-T Manager cluster and use a backup to import the configuration.

You restore the following configuration:

  • State of the network
  • Configuration that is maintained by the NSX-T Manager cluster

After you restore the NSX-T Manager cluster, you must apply again the changes, such as adding or deleting nodes, made to the fabric after the backup is taken.

Important: Do not change the configuration of the NSX-T Manager cluster while the restore process is in progress.

Procedure

  1. Power off the original NSX-T Manager appliances and deploy a new NSX-T Manager cluster.
    The new and original NSX-T Manager cluster appliances must have the same product version and the management IP addresses.
  2. Log in to the user interface of NSX-T Manager.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01wnsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name  admin
      Password  compnsx_admin_password
  3. On the main navigation bar, click System.
  4. In the navigation page, select Backup & Restore.
  5. On the Restore tab, click Edit.
  6. On the File Server page, enter the following values and click Save.

    Setting

    Value

    IP/Host

    nsx_backup_server

    Port

    22

    Protocol

    SFTP

    User name

    sftp_username

    Password

    sftp_password

    Destination Directory

    backup_directory

    Backup encryption passphrase

    password_for_backups

    SSH fingerprint

    Leave blank to fetch fingerprint automatically.

  7. Select a backup and click Restore.