PowerCLI: ESXi 5.0 / ESXi 5.1 Host Backup & Restore GUI Utility

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Host Backup & Restore utility

author: Sean Duffy


This utility allows you to backup your host configuration to a file and then restore the configuration at another host. Sean has released several updates since his first 1.0 release, he's currently at version 1.3

Please note that this does not back up your virtual machines!


Download the script from his page and run:


Then follow the steps on the screen in the GUI.



alternative script (totally unrelated, but have to put it somewhere):

get-ESXiHostConfigBackup by Jimmy Hester on powershell code repository