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VMware vCenter or vCloud Director Options

When restoring full virtual machines, you can select one or more VMs in the Restore Options for All Selected Items (General) dialog box, and then click Configure to change multiple settings for destination VMs.

VMware vCenter Options

For vCenter environments that are not using vCloud, provide the following details:

Edit Destination VM Name

(only displayed when multiple VMs are selected)

  • Prefix

    Enter a prefix to be added to the destination VM names for all selected virtual machines.

  • Suffix

    Enter a suffix to be added to the destination VM names for all selected virtual machines.

VM Display Name

(only displayed when a single VM is selected) Name of the destination VM.

ESX Server

Click ... to select a new destination ESX server.

Datastore

Click ? to select a datastore to be used for virtual disks.

Resource Pool

Click ... to select a destination resource pool.

VM Folder

Select a destination folder on the datacenter.

Network Settings

Click Add to change the network configuration for restored VMs.

In the Network Settings dialog box, you can map each network in the Source Network list to a network in the Destination Network list. These mappings enable restored VMs to connect to appropriate networks in the location where they are restored.

Select a network from the Source Network list or type the network name as it is displayed in the vSphere client. Select Any Network to create a default rule for network adapters that are not covered by another rule.

If you select Not Connected for the Destination Network value, virtual machines are restored with network interfaces in disconnected state.

IP Address settings

If a source VM running Windows uses a static IP address, you can configure an IP address for the destination VM:

  1. Click Add to display the IP Address settings dialog box.
  2. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway for the source VM.
  3. Use one of the following methods to specify settings for the destination VM:
    • Select Use DHCP to enable an available IP address for the specified network connection to be assigned automatically.
    • Enter values for the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway to identify the desired IP address mappings for the destination VM. You can also specify preferred and alternate DNS servers and WINS servers.

Change Host Name for Destination VM: To use a different host name for the destination VM, select this option, and then type the name in the Host Name for Destination VM box.

Note: If you change the host name for a destination VM, ensure that the new host name follows Microsoft standards for DNS host names as described in Naming conventions in Active Directory for computers, domains, sites, and OUs. Names should be 15 characters or less, and should not include special characters.

VMware vCloud Director Options

For vCenter environments that are using vCloud, provide the following details:

VM Display Name

Name of the destination VM.

ESX Server

Click ... to select a new destination ESX server.

Datastore

Click ? to select a datastore to be used for virtual disks.

Organization

Name of the organization associated with the restored VM.

Org vDC

Enter the name of the organization vDC to be used for the restored VM.

vApp Name

Enter the name of the vApp to which the VM should be restored. If the specified vApp does not exist, one will be created using the name you enter.

vApp Owner

Enter the name of the user who owns the destination vApp.

Network Adapter Configuration

Enter the names of network adapters to be used for the restored VM. To restore without network connectivity, you can leave the Network Adapter boxes blank.

Restore vApp Configuration

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

Last modified: 3/8/2019 4:33:52 PM