Step 5. Add Inventory Groups

At the Inventory Groups step of the wizard, select inventory groups that you want to recover, and click Add to include them in the plan.

For an inventory group to be displayed in the Available Groups list, it must be added to the list of inventory items available for the scope, as described in section Managing Inventory Items.


For Orchestrator to be able to recover a machine correctly, the machine must have VMware Tools installed:

  • For VMs recovered from Veeam agent backups, Orchestrator automatically verifies whether VMware Tools are installed on all machines included in a plan when running a readiness check or a DataLab test for the plan. However, this verification is supported for Windows-based machines only. For Linux-based machines, you must perform the verification manually.
  • For VMs recovered from vSphere backups, the verification is performed automatically on the vCenter Server side — for both Windows-based and Linux-based VMs. To know how to install and upgrade VMware Tools in vSphere, see this VMware KB article.

Creating Restore Plan