You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore a Veeam Agent computer as a VMware vSphere VM in your virtualization environment. For instant recovery to a VMware vSphere VM, you can use Veeam Agent backups created on the Veeam backup repository. You cannot perform this operation with Veeam Agent backups created on the Veeam Cloud Connect repository.
A restored VMware vSphere VM has the same settings as a backed-up Veeam Agent computer. During the restore process, Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves settings of the Veeam Agent computer from the backup and applies them to the target VM. These settings include:
- Amount of RAM
- Number of CPU cores
- Number of network adapters
- Network adapter settings
- BIOS UUID (If you do not want to preserve the backed-up machine UUID for a VMware vSphere VM, you can create a new UUID during the instant VM recovery configuration process.)
- Number of disks and volumes
- Size of volumes
If you restore a Veeam Agent computer to a VMware vSphere VM, consider the following:
- Make sure that the target host has enough resources for a new VM. Otherwise, your VM will reduce the target host performance.
- If you restore a workload to the production network, make sure that the original workload is powered off.
The procedure of instant recovery for a Veeam Agent computer practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM. The main difference from instant VM recovery is that you do not need to select the recovery mode, because Veeam Agent computers are always restored to a new location. To learn more about instant VM recovery, see the Performing Instant VM Recovery of Workloads to VMware vSphere VMs section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.