NSX Manager has a backup and restore functionality. That process creates a backup of the entire NSX fabric and puts that backup on a remote (s)FTP server. All configuration is available within that backup, the Edge configuration is not separate. Being a good IT-citizen, of course the backup is one of the configurations you do during the installation, so you always have a backup available.

I have a couple points for this post:

  1. You can restore a NSX Manager backup non-disruptively (*),
  2. When you restore a NSX Manager backup, existing NSX Edges are not effected and continue to operate,
  3. If
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This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers the Logical Distributed Routers in NSX.

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What is a Logical Distributed Router?
Logical distributed routing is an advanced feature of NSX. It enabled the virtual network to be way more efficient when routing between subnets, which requires a router. The Distributed Logical Router (DLR) is a feature that lives inside the ESXi kernel and acts … Read more