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Friday, 16 June 2017

vCSA 6.5 a.k.a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Restore From Backup Step by Step

In my previous post i have discussed about how to take vCSA 6.5 a.k.a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Backup Step by Step. Now lets discuss the restore from this backup step by step.

Procedure to Restore the Backup
1. Launch the Restore screen by executing the installer.exe of vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Media > Click on Restore


2. Stage 1 will be started and this will deploy the new vCenter Server Appliance > Click on Next


3. Accept the License Agreement > Click on Next


4. Provide the Location of backup and authentication details > Click on Next


5. Review the Information > Click on Next


6. Specify Target ESXi Details where this appliance will be deployed > Click on Next


7. Click on Yes


8. Specify new vCenter Server Appliance VM Name and Root account Password > Click on Next


9. Specify the Deployment Size > Click on Next


10. Select Datastore and Provisioning Method as Needed > Click on Next


11. Specify the IP for your vCenter Server Appliance (It is not possible to use same IP, if same IP vCenter is still active) > Click on Next


12. Click on Finish


13. This will start the deployment of the appliance


14. Once deployment is completed. Click on Continue to start the Stage 2


15. Click on Next


16. Click on Next


17. Click on Finish


18. Click on OK


19. This will now begin the restore process


20. Once Restore is Completed Successfully. You can start using new vCenter Server Appliance.