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Restore Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine

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This section assumes that the version of the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA) firmware is 8.5 or later, version of the DR backup agent installed on the Hyper-V host is 8.5 or later, and Hyper-V host client uses the standard DR engine.

Overview

Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery allows you to restore virtual machines (VMs) to the same or to another Hyper-V server connected to the CFA. To restore a VM to a different Hyper-V host, it must be connected to CFA.

Also, you can restore VMs to a host with Hyper-V Server version different from the one they were backed up from, according to the following restore compatibility matrix:

Source Hyper-V version Target Hyper-V version
2012 R2 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
2016 2016, 2019
2019 2019

Restore virtual machine

  1. In the CFA Management Console, go to ClientsHyper-V.

  2. Select a VM to restore.

  3. Click Restore on the actions toolbar, or right-click the selected VM, and then click Restore in the context menu.

    VM restore action

    The Restore Virtual Machine dialog opens.

  4. In the open dialog, select a backup job to restore the VM from, and then click Next.

    VM restore job

  5. Select a Hyper-V host to restore the VM to, and then click Next.

    Target Hyper-V host

    If the intended target Hyper-V host is missing from the list, make sure it is connected to CFA.

    If network switch configurations of the VM and the target host mismatch, you need to review network configuration, and to make necessary adjustments.

    Map virtual switches of the VM to virtual switches available on the target host, and then click Next.

    Network switches

  6. Specify the paths to restore VM disks and configuration files to, and then click Next.

    Restore locations

  7. Specify the name of the VM, and then click Next.

    Restored VM name

  8. Review the VM restore settings.

    If necessary, you can choose to immediately power on the VM after it is restored.

    Restore summary

  9. Click Finish to start restoring.

    You can view the VM restore progress and status in ClientsHyper-V, and in JobsActive Jobs.