The TLS Configuration utility performs a backup each time the script modifies vCenter Server, Platform Services Controller, or vSphere Update Manager on the vCenter Server Appliance. If you need a backup to a specific directory, you can perform a manual backup.

About this task

Backup of the ESXi configuration is not supported.

For vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller, the default directory differs for Windows and the appliance.

OS

Backup Directory

Windows

c:\users\current_user\appdata\local\temp\yearmonthdayTtime

Linux

/tmp/yearmonthdayTtime

Procedure

  1. Change directory to vSphereTlsReconfigurator, and then to the VcTlsReconfigurator subdirectory.

    OS

    Command

    Windows

    C:\Program Files\VMware\CIS\vSphereTlsReconfigurator\
    cd VcTlsReconfigurator

    Linux

    cd /usr/lib/vmware-vSphereTlsReconfigurator/
    cd VcTlsReconfigurator
  2. Run the following command to make a backup to a specific directory.

    OS

    Command

    Windows

    directory_path\VcTlsReconfigurator> reconfigureVc backup -d backup_directory_path
    

    Linux

    directory_path/VcTlsReconfigurator> ./reconfigureVc backup -d backup_directory_path
  3. Verify that the backup was successful.

    A successful backup looks similar to the following example.

    vCenter Transport Layer Security reconfigurator, version=6.5.0, build=4635484
    For more information refer to the following article: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147469
    Log file: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\vSphere-TlsReconfigurator\VcTlsReconfigurator.log".
    ================= Backing up vCenter Server TLS configuration ==================
    Using backup directory: c:\users\<username>\appdata\local\temp\20161108T161539
    Backing up: vspherewebclientsvc
    Backing up: vmware-autodeploy-waiter
    Backing up: rhttpproxy
    Backing up: VMwareSTS
    Backing up: vsphere-ui
    Backing up: VMWareDirectoryService
    Backing up: VMWareCAMService
    
  4. (Optional) : If you later have to perform a restore, you can run the following command.
    reconfigure restore -d tmp directory or custom backup directory path