Restoring a VM will recover a selected VM from a snapshot that was taken earlier.

If the VM is no longer available, you can restore the VM from the Infinidat snapshot catalog. See: Restoring the VM from the Snapshot Catalog.

The restore process includes the following steps:

  1. Create a child snapshot of the InfiniBox snapshot that contains the VM-backup to recover.
  2. Map the InfiniBox child snapshot to a selected ESXi host. 
  3. Initiate storage HBA rescan to discover the new mapping.
  4. Mount the datastore that resides on the InfiniBox child snapshot.
  5. Recover only the selected VM from the restored datastore to a selected target datastore. 
  6. Unmount the datastore, unmap the InfiniBox child snapshot, and delete it.
  7. Perform rescan again to make sure the mapping is updated.

Tasks in HPTVM are performed sequentially in a queue. If another task is waiting in the queue, the current task is given only one minute to complete before it is aborted. This impacts performing certain VM operations, such as restoring multiple large VMs. Unless a task takes less then one minute to complete, be sure the previous task has completed before submitting another one.


  1. Locate the VM and access the Infinidat view. 
  2. Click on a desired snapshot and select Restore from the Actions menu.

    The Restore Snapshot screen opens.
  3. Select any of the following:
    1. Leave the Restored VM Name field as is. The restored volume is created with the following name: 
    2. Select a Target Host.
    3. Select a Target Datastore.
    4. Select a Target Folder.
  4. Click Done.
    The VM is restored.
  5. Recommended step when restoring from a consistent snapshot.
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Last edited: 2022-08-06 07:59:31 UTC