Backup and restore your vRealize Operations Manager system on a regular basis to avoid downtime and data loss in case of a system failure. If your system does fail, you can restore the system to the last full or incremental backup.

You can backup and restore vRealize Operations Manager single or multi-node clusters by using vSphere Data Protection or other backup tools. You can perform full, differential, and incremental backups and restores of virtual machines.

Note:

All nodes are backed up and restored at the same time. You cannot back up and restore individual nodes.

Backing Up vRealize Operations Manager Systems

Be aware of these prerequisites when you back up vRealize Operations Manager systems by using vSphere Data Protection.

  • Disable quiescing.

  • Verify that all nodes are powered on and are accessible while the backup is taking place.

Be aware of these guidelines when you back up vRealize Operations Manager systems by using any tool.

  • Use a resolvable host name and a static IP address for all nodes.

  • Back up the entire virtual machine. You must back up all VMDK files that are part of the virtual appliance.

  • Do not stop the cluster while performing the backup.

  • Do not perform backup while dynamic threshold (DT) calculations are running because this might lead to performance issues or loss of nodes.

You are not required to delete any snapshots, however, be aware that tools such as vSphere Data Protection delete all existing snapshots at the time of backup.

Restoring vRealize Operations Manager Systems

Be aware of these prerequisites when restoring vRealize Operations Manager systems by using any tool.

  • Power off the virtual machines in the multi-node cluster that you want to restore.

  • Before restoring to a different host, power off virtual machines at the original location, and then bring up the environment on the new host to avoid hostname or IP conflict. Verify that the datastore on the new host has sufficient capacity for the new cluster.

  • Verify that all VMDK files have been assigned to the same datastore.

When you restore vRealize Operations Manager systems by using any tool, be aware that you need to reset the root password after the restore completes.