When a VM is restored via VCB, what is its default power state? On or Off?
I want to test my VCB restores but I worry about the restored VM causing a domain name or ip address conflict with my production VM running live on the network.
Also, I tried to restore the VM to a different Farm and the vcbRestore command failed, complaining that it couldn't find the farm for the VM. Is restoring across farms supported in VCB?
Your best bet is to use VMware Converter for the restore. Recover the VMDK and associated files to the VCB proxy local disk. Then use Converter to import the VM to the ESX host. This will give you a choice for the power state.
This did not work:
vCB backup of vm succeeds
VCB retore of vm succeeds
Launch VMWare Converter
Click on the Import Machine button
VMware Converter Import Wizard Welcome screen displays-click next
Step 1: Choose a source for import
Choices are physical, ESX Server or Virtual Center VM, or Standalone vm
Choose standalone vm
Source vm or image dialog box with browse button
Browse to folder where image was restored to on proxy
Dialog Box appears: "Unable to determine Guest Operating System"
The latest version of Converter cures this issue. If it still gives you the error, follow Pang Chen's instructions on this thread:
PS - Pang is a genius.