Options for Conversion to Hyper-V

When you restore a VM from a different hypervisor to Hyper-V, provide Hyper-V values for the restore operation.


  • Restore as: Select Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Destination: Select a Hyper-V cluster hypervisor from the list.

  • Access node: To use a different access node (also called a proxy) for the restore, select it from the list.

    When you restore multiple instances or VMs, select Automatic to distribute the workload (instances or VMs) in the restore job across the access nodes that are assigned for the destination hypervisor.

    The VMs are assigned to access nodes as follows:

    • If the destination folder is on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), the VMs are assigned to access nodes by a CSV owner match.

    • If the destination folder is on a local drive or Server Message Block (SMB), the VMs are assigned to access nodes by a host match.

    During an in-place restore, if the VM has multiple disks spanning across multiple CSV owned by multiple hosts, then the VMs are assigned by a host match.

    The Automatic option to distribute the workload is available for full restore and conversion operations both from streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies.

  • Disk provisioning: Select one of the following options:

    • Original: (default) Use the same disk provisioning that the source virtual machine used at the time of backup.

    • Fixed: Allocate disk space for all disks. A fixed virtual disk has reserved storage that is the same size as the virtual disk itself.

    • Dynamic: Allocate disk space for all disks. Dynamic disk storage is not reserved and is allocated as needed during runtime. This allows for storage over commitment under the assumption that most disks are not fully utilized and storage capacity can be utilized better.

  • Restore location: Leave the default (Original folder), choose Select a folder, or select Hyper-V default folder.

  • VM display name: In this box, type a new virtual machine name for the converted VM.

    This option does not display if you are restoring multiple VMs.

    If an existing VM with the same name exists on the destination host and you do not select Overwrite VMs if they already exist, the restore job fails.

  • Destination folder (Only enabled if you chose Select a folder): Click Browse to select a new folder from the list.

  • Network adapter: Select an available network adapter from the list.

    By default, the network adapter of the original VM is selected automatically if the same network adapter is available on the Hyper-V Server.

    If you select Not Connected, the virtual machine is restored without a network connection.

  • Power on VMs after restore: Start the VM automatically when the restore completes.

  • Overwrite VMs if they already exist: Delete an existing virtual machine that has the same name and replace it with the restored VM.

  • Register virtual machine with failover cluster: Enable the restored VM to migrate to another node in the cluster.