Issue taking backup of ESXi Configuration


You might have faced the following issue when trying to take a configuration backup of ESXi

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI> -save --server backup.bak

Enter username: root
Enter password:*****
Server version unavailable at 'https://localhost:443/sdk/vimService.wsdl' at C:/Program Files/VMware/VMware vSphere CLI/Perl/lib/VMware/ line 545, <STDIN> line 2.


Run the perl.exe and from the original location

C:\>"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\bin\perl.exe" "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin\" -save --server 172.xx.xx.xx test_bkf.bkf
Enter username: root
Enter password:*******
Saving firmware configuration to test_bkf.bkf ...

By default the backup of configuration file will be saved under

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI


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