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PART III: Securing Your vSphere Environm... > Chapter 11: Organize Your Disaster R...

Chapter 11

Organize Your Disaster Recovery

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Back Up Your vCenter Server
    • Backing Up Your vCenter Server Database
    • Backing Up Your vCenter Server Configuration
  • Restore Your vCenter Server
    • The Restore Sequence
    • Restoring Your vCenter Server Database
    • Reconnecting ESX Hosts
  • Export vCenter Server Inventory Items
    • Folders
    • Datacenters
    • Clusters
    • Roles
    • Permissions
    • VM Locations
    • Hosts
  • Import vCenter Server Inventory Items
    • Folders and Datacenters
    • Datacenter Folders
    • Clusters
    • Hosts
    • VM Locations
    • Roles
    • Permissions
  • Recover Virtual Machines

When it comes to designing your disaster recovery strategy, there are several aspects you should take into account. The vCenter Server installation consists of two parts: an application server and a backend database. While the application server is servicing the user interface, the heart of the vCenter Server is stored in the backend database. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to back up and restore your vCenter Server database when you don’t have SQL Server Management Studio available. We’ll explore methods to export and import specific items of your vCenter Server inventory. These exports can be used to create a replica for testing or disaster recovery purposes even if your destination vCenter Server database is hosted on another databas....


  

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