Applies to: Esxi 6.0 and above

1. Login to SSH in VMware ESXi

2Synchronize the configuration change with this command:

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config

3. Backup the configuration data for an ESXi host with this command:

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

Note: The command will output a URL (http://*/downloads/123456/configBundle-xx.xx.xx.xx.tgz) in which a web browser may be used to download the file.

4. From a web browser navigate to http://[Host IP or FQDN]/downloads/123456/configBundle-xx.xx.xx.xx.tgz

5. The backup file will be in the /downloads directory (default to browser or choose to download to a specific directory) as configBundle-HostFQDN.tgz