Restoring Full Virtual Machines for vCloud

You can restore virtual machines to the original location or to a different location on the source hypervisor.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > Virtualization.

    The Hypervisors tab appears.

  2. Click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button action_button , and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore from a specific copy of backup data, in the upper-right corner of the page, from the Select source list, select the copy.

    If you select Automatic (default), the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

  5. Select Full virtual machine to restore one or more full virtual machines.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. Expand the tree on the left and select the objects to be restored on the right. Select an item or click on an entry in the Name column to browse within an item.

    In the top right corner of the page, a "Showing" message indicates what backup data is being displayed. You can click the down arrow beside this message and select any of the following options:

    • Show latest backups: Only display data for the most recent backups.

    • Show backups as of a specific date: Only display data up to the date you specify.

    • Show backups for a date range: Only display data within the data range you specify.

  7. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

    The Destination hypervisor field displays the source hypervisor. You cannot change this value.

  8. Optional: From the Proxy list, select the proxy to use for the restore operation.

    By default, the Restore in place check box is selected, to restore the VM to the original location.

  9. To restore to a different location, clear the Restore in place check box, and then specify the following settings:

    • VM display name: Enter the new display name for the virtual machine.

    • Organization: Displays the name of the organization for the source VM. You cannot change this value.

    • Org vDC: Select the organization vDC for the restored VM.

    • vApp name: Select the vApp for the restored VM.

    • vApp owner: Select or type the name of the user who owns the destination vApp.

    • Click Network settings to add or modify network mappings for the restore.

      The Network settings area shows the source source and destination networks for the VM being restored.

      Click the pencil icon to edit an existing network mapping.

      Click Add to add a new mapping.

      • Source network: Select the source network, or select Any Network to map all network connections for the source VM to a different network for the restored VM.

      • Destination network: Select a network connection for the restored VM, or select No Connection to restore without a network connection.

      Click OK to save changes.

  10. Click Next.

    The second page of the Restore options dialog box appears.

  11. Provide the following information:

    • Power on VMs after restore: Start restored VMs automatically.

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: Delete an existing virtual machine and replace it with the restored VM.

    • Restore vApp configuration: Restore the vApp network configuration, lease configuration, and virtual machine startup order of the source VM to the new vApp.

  12. Click Submit to run the restore job.