How to correctly Backup & Restore VMware vCenter Server (VCSA) 8

Rather than using external backup solutions, VMware highly recommend that you take a file-level backup of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Fortunately, VMware has backup functionality of the VCSA built into the solution, meaning no external software, licenses or dependencies are required. Backing up the VMware VCSA via VAMI Login...

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 & 6.0U1 Overview

A few interesting notes on the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) as of version 6.0 and 6.0U1 Since vSphere 6.0U1 you can now patch your ESXi hosts via the Web Client, no need to use the C# client for this anymore. The only external database supported with the VCSA is Oracle DB....