Configure NSX-T Manager to store daily configuration backups to a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server. The NSX-T configuration backup contains the NSX-T Manager nodes backup, cluster backup, and inventory backup.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to the user interface of NSX-T Manager.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01wnsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    User name admin
    Password nsx_admin_password
  2. On the main navigation bar, click System.
  3. In the navigation pane, select Backup & Restore.
  4. On the Backup tab, click Edit.
  5. On the File Server page, configure the settings and click Save.
    Automatic Backup Enabled
    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.
  6. On Schedule tab, configure the following settings and click Save.
    Setting Value
    Automatic Backup Enabled
    Frequency Weekly
    Days All days
    Time 22:00
    Detect NSX configuration change Enabled
    Update Interval 5 min