Issue taking backup of ESXi Configuration

Issue:-

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


C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl -save --server 172.xx.xx.xxx 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/VICommon.pm line 545, <STDIN> line 2.



Resolution:-

Run the perl.exe and vicfg-cfgbackup.pl from the original location

C:\>"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\bin\perl.exe" "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin\esxcfg-cfgbackup.pl" -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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