Options for Conversion to Oracle VM

When you restore a VM from VMware to Oracle VM, provide Oracle VM-specific values for the restore operation.

Restore Options

  • Restore as: Select Oracle VM.

  • Destination: To restore to a different Oracle VM Manager deployment, select the hypervisor from the list.

  • Access node: To use a different proxy for the restore, select it from the list.

    You can also select Automatic to distribute the VMs in the restore job across the VSA proxies that are configured for the hypervisor. VMs are assigned to the access nodes by performing a host/server match.

    If you are restoring multiple VMs, you can select the All VMs tab to specify options for all of the VMs in the job, or a specific VM to specify options for that VM.

  • VM display name: (when restoring a single VM) Type a new virtual machine name to be used for the restored VM.


    If an existing VM with the same name exists on the destination host and you do not select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists (described below), the restore job fails.

  • Enable edit destination VM name: (when restoring multiple VMs) Select this option and enter a prefix or suffix to be added to the source VM name to create each destination VM name.

  • Destination server: Click Browse to select the destination server to host the restored VM.

  • Repository: Select a repository for virtual machine disks from the list.

  • Network settings: You can add a new network interface for the restored VM.

  • Power on VMs after restore: Select this option to start restored VMs automatically.

  • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: To delete an existing virtual machine and replace it with the restored VM, select this option.

Additional Options

  • Disk Provisioning: Select one of the following options:

    • Original: Use the same disk provisioning method as the source VM.

    • Sparse: Use sparse provisioning to write data to disk as needed.

    • Non-sparse: Use non sparse provisioning to write the entire disk when it is provisioned.