From the Export &
Import, you can schedule configuration backup for
Cisco UCS Central and the registered
Cisco UCS Domains. You can schedule export or import policy or, perform an
immediate on demand configuration export of
Cisco UCS Central or a selected domain. For a
Cisco UCS domain, on demand backups are all stored remotely. If you schedule a
backup, it can be stored locally or remotely.
In the HTML5 GUI, only the config-all and full-state backups are
supported. If you want to use the config-logical or config-system backups,
please use the Java-based GUI.
policies are disabled by default. If you want to backup
Cisco UCS Central or the registered
Cisco UCS domains, you must enable the backup state for both. Backup process
does not interrupt or impact any server or network traffic. You can perform a
backup while the domain is up and running. The backup operation saves
information from the management plane.
policies are restricted to use the
Cisco UCS Central repository for backups which is internally mounted by
Cisco UCS Manager.
When you schedule
regular backup, the backup repository can start accumulating data. To manage
the backup archives, you can specify the maximum number of backup versions that
are saved. Use policy specifications to indicate the number of backups to
maintain for each
Cisco UCS domain.
The maximum number
does not impact the number of backup image files you can store on a remote
You can view the list
of backups for each
Cisco UCS domain from the
Cisco UCS Central GUI
Viewing Backup files in Cisco UCS Central),
and you can also delete saved or unused backup directories and configurations.
You must have a
user account that includes the admin role to create and run backup and import
You can delete
backups only after a
Cisco UCS domain (from which the backup has been taken) has been unregistered.
You can save the
database or configuration backup files in the following locations:
Local File System: In a
local file system.
Remote Location: Remote
locations using any one of the protocol such as, TFTP, FTP, SCP, or SFTP.
You must have
Cisco UCS Manager, release 2.2(2x) in registered
Cisco UCS domains to specify a global backup policy with the option to store the
image file in a remote location. If you do not have
Cisco UCS Manager release 2.2(2x) in the
Cisco UCS domain, the global backup policy with remote backup will not work.
When you schedule
the backup, you can also specify the maximum number of backup files you want to
save either for system.
You can use the
saved configuration from backup repository to import and configure any of the
Cisco UCS domain. Use TFTP protocol to access the backup configurations.