In my environment we use Symantec Netbackup 7.1. We backup VM's using our vCenter server to a Netbackup 5000 device & the backups are then copied out to our Disaster Recovery site over a 100MB link.
In our Disaster Recovery site we have 3 ESXi 4.1 hosts & no vCenter server. Is it possible to restore a VM directly to a host instead of going through vCenter?
after restoring VMs on target datastores you can manually register them through vsphere client.
To register virutal machine.
Is it possible to restore a VM directly to a host instead of going through vCenter?
On the NBU Master, go to Media and Device Management -> Credentials -> Virtual Machine Servers. Add the ESXi host(s) at the DR site here. Note that you may have to restart NBU services for this to work.
Now when you perform the restore, choose the Alternate Location option. Change the vCenter Server drop-down menu to blank and then you can specifiy the ESXi host directly.