Configuring an Export Policy Using the GUI
This procedure explains how to configure an Export policy using the APIC GUI. Follow these steps to trigger a backup of your data:
On the menu bar, choose Admin > Import/Export.
In the navigation pane, right-click Export Policies and choose Create Configuration Export Policy. The Create Configuration Export Policy dialog appears.
Enter the appropriate values in the Create Configuration Export Policy dialog fields.
For an explanation of a field, click the 'i' icon to display the help file.
When finished entering values in the Create Configuration Export Policy dialog fields, click Submit. You have now created a backup. You can view this under the Configuration tab. (The backup file will show in the Configuration pane on the right side). There's an Operational tab where you can see if it's running, successful, or failed. If you didn't trigger it yet, it is empty. If you created a backup, it creates a file that is shown in the Operational view of the backup file that was created. If you want to then import that data, you must create an Import policy.
Create Configuration Export Policy Wizard
A configuration export policy is used to backup the system configuration.
The Create Configuration Export Policy screen contains properties for specifying a configuration export policy.
The name of the configuration export policy. For ease of reference, include details such as: the format of the export, how often the policy will run, and where the configuration will be exported.
The description of the export policy. It can be helpful to include information such as when the policy was created, who created the policy, and how they may be contacted.
The data format to be used when exporting. The format can be:
The default is JSON.
A property to specify if the policy should be applied now or at another time. The settings can be No or Yes. The default is No.
The distinguished name of the object to be exported. The policy universe is exported by default.
Enables a snapshot of the configuration export policy.
The name of the trigger scheduler, which determines how often the configuration export policy is run.
Export Destination (Not always visible)
The name of the remote location used for storing the exported configuration file.
Modify Global AES Encryption Settings
To export hashed secure properties (passwords and certificates), AES encryption must be configured & enabled.
Can be Enabled or Disabled.
Example with screenshots.
Go to Admin>Import/Export
Under Export Policies>Configuration
From the Operational Tab, it will show the status of the export configuration.
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