Before you perform Instant VM Recovery, check the following prerequisites:
- You can perform Instant VM Recovery for a VM that has been successfully backed up at least once.
- You must have at least 10 GB of free disk space on the vPower NFS datastore to store virtual disk updates for the restored VM.
By default, Veeam Backup & Replication writes virtual disk updates to the NfsDatastore folder on a volume with the maximum amount of free space, for example, C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\NfsDatastore. The vPower cache is not used when you choose to redirect virtual disk updates to a VMware vSphere datastore in the vCloud Instant VM Recovery wizard.
- If you are recovering a VM to the production network, make sure that the original VM is powered off to avoid conflicts.
- If you want to scan VM data for viruses, check the secure restore requirements and limitations.
- Mind that during Instant VM Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication restores standalone VMs as regular vCloud Director VMs.