Exposing the backed-up VM is a faster way to make the snapshot available to the datacenter. The Expose operation separates the mapping of the snapshot to the ESX server from starting the VM whose data needs to be recovered.
- Click on a snapshot and select Expose from the Actions menu.
Expose Snapshot screen opens.
- Fill the VM name, select the target host and the target folder. Click Done.
The snapshot is exposed. The virtual machine, volume and datastore names are displayed on screen.
The exposed snapshot is also available from the navigation tree.