You can configure backup for each SDDC management component separately. This design does not suggest a requirement to back up the entire SDDC.

Some products can perform internal configuration backups. Use those products in addition to image level backups as appropriate.

Table 1. Design Decision on Component Backup Jobs

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Use the internal configuration backup of NSX for vSphere.

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

You must provide space on an SFTP or FTP server to store the NSX configuration backups.