UFM HA Reinstall - How to save configuration?

What is the best way to preserve the UFM configuration after a complete reinstall ? Is it sufficient to save and restore the gv.vfg file ?

Hello glowell1,

Thank you for posting your inquiry on the NVIDIA Developer Forum - Infrastructure and Networking - Section.

Best to generate a UFMsnapshot as that will contain all configuration files needed to rebuild → https://docs.nvidia.com/networking/display/UFMEnterpriseUMv68/UFM+Snapshot+Tab

Or from the command-line → /opt/ufm/scripts/vsysinfo --section all --ext --output <output location>

Bash-script:

#!/bin/bash
#
# Script to run UFMsnapshot from crontab
#
# Setting DATE and TIME variable
CURRENT_TIME=$(date +%Y.%m.%d-%H_%M_%S)
CURRENT_DATE=$(date +%Y_%m_%d)

/opt/ufm/scripts/vsysinfo --section all --ext --output /var/tmp/<FabricName>-${CURRENT_DATE}/<FabricName>_UFMsnapshot_${CURRENT_TIME}

Thank you and regards,
~NVIDIA Networking Technical Support

Thanks. I may have missed something obvious, but what is the process for restoring from a snapshot ? Looks like the directory names change in the snapshot tarball.

Hello glowell1,

The UFM Snapshot is used for support related issues, in which you need to provide NVIDIA Networking Support a snapshot from your UFM node.

Restoring is only supported on UFM HA

For standalone, restore is manual based on certain files and directories for example “OpenSM”, gv.cfg and “licenses”. In most cases, a reinstall and copying the needed files from the snapshot is faster.

You have a NVIDIA Networking support case open with Sam. Request from him through the case, the internal document “How to Backup-Restore UFM”

Thank you and regards,
~NVIDIA Networking Technical Support

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