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NSXY-T limited export version issue

Hi Community, we are facing the following problem: We downloaded a NSX-T Evaluation Version from VMWare und tested our planned deployment.

After successful tests we decided to use this already working setup as productive deployment.

Now we stumbled across the issue, that in the eval-version there is no IPSec and L2TP available due to export restrictions, it is a "limited export" version.

Now here is my question: can we backup the manager node configurations, install the regular NSX-T version from VMWare and restore the backup to the manager nodes without issues in regards to the limited export limitations? Do we need to redeploy edge nodes or reinstall  NSXT agents on the hosts? Maybe somebody has done this before? 

An answer would be highly appreciated!

Thanks to all of you!

Micha

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I've never heard nor tried that, but if it "works" chances are it won't be "supported". And if you're going to run this in production, I would redeploy (like you should have done to begin with).

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Thanks for your reply! I think the question is if the NSXT backup includes any specific “limited export edition“ information or if it is possible to restore it to all NSXT editions.

From my understanding I would guess that the configuration is generic to all NSXT editions but binary-wise the “limited export” edition does not support IPSec and L2TP.

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