SMA 10.2 Getting Started Guide for ESXi

Exporting a Copy of Your Configuration

Before beginning the update process, export a copy of your SMA 500v for ESXi Virtual Appliance configuration settings to your local machine. The Export Settings feature saves a copy of your current configuration settings on your SMA 500v for ESXi, protecting all your existing settings in the even that it becomes necessary to return to a previous configuration state.

To save a copy of your configuration settings and export them to a file on your local management station, click Export Settings on the System > Settings page and save the settings file to your local machine. The default settings file is named

To more easily restore settings in the future, rename the .zip file to include the version of the SMA 500v for ESXi image from which you are exporting the settings.

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