Should you need to restore a VMware virtual machine, you can use a VMware Standard backup to do so. With a VMware Standard backup, you will be able to restore the virtual machine back to a specific point in time, either into production or into an isolated sandbox environment. This article will detail the process for performing a VMware Standard restore.
Log into the management portal and go to the Manage tab. Navigate to the computer account from which you want to perform the restore.
Go to the Restore tab and click on the button next to VMware Standard in the Restore Selections section.
Pick the virtual machine you want to restore and hit the arrow to its right to choose the revision date to restore. When finished, hit Next.
Pick whether you want to perform a Sandbox Test Recovery or Production Recovery restore.
The difference between "Sandboxed Test Recovery" and "Production Recovery" is the former restores the virtual machine to an isolated VLAN while the latter restores the virtual machine to its original network. If you choose to use a "Production Recovery" the Backup Agent will attempt to stop the original virtual machine before spinning up the restored virtual machine.
Decide if you want the restore virtual machine to start when the restore is complete and click Next.
Next, select the host you will be restoring the virtual machine(s) to and the settings (resource pool, VM folder, and datastore) those restored virtual machines will use.
If you want to restore the virtual machine(s) to an ESXi host or vCenter not stored in the Backup Agent, use the Add New Server... button at the bottom.
When you are done, click Next to see a summary of the restore job or hit the Restore button to begin the restore job immediately.