scerazy
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Copy ESX configuration to additional hardware

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I need to add a third server to my cluster, but do not want to redo the whole config again

Is there a simple way to copy the existing config & restore it?

KB Article 1000761 - ESX Server Configuration Backup and Restore procedure

considers restore of the failed server, would it be the same minus some steps?

Seb

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Generally people write a script to do the configuration for you. If the server you are restoring to is an identical server then you should have no real issues, but if its a new type of server install/configure is your best approach.


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Edward L. Haletky

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Generally people write a script to do the configuration for you. If the server you are restoring to is an identical server then you should have no real issues, but if its a new type of server install/configure is your best approach.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

Blue Gears and SearchVMware Pro Blogs: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll

Top Virtualization Security Links: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Top_Virtualization_Security_Links

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill

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NTurnbull
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As described by Texiwil, have a look at this VMware KB for more on scripted installs and links to the install guide

Thanks,

Neil

Thanks, Neil
riker82
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Hi,

Mr Herco aka Brugh deployed a virtual appliance known as EDA: Esx Deployment Appliance.

it's an ubuntu distro that works with pxe

scerazy
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