I'm having trouble understanding exactly what Hardware Revert will do if selected for a Full VM restore.
Based on the warning when this option is selected the Hardware Revert will revert the entire Volume "datastore" back to that snapshot. We have a NetApp if this makes any difference when discussing reverting snapshots.
I have also read a NetApp/VMWare best practice that used the word either making me concerned as it’s a big different between restoring 1 VM or restoring 15-20 VM's on that volume.
Note: A hardware revert operation invokes either a single-file SnapRestore operation, which restores a single file from the Snapshot copy, or a volume-based SnapRestore operation, which reverts the entire volume to the Snapshot copy.
For NetApp NFS configurations, a volume-based restore does the following:
- Reverts all data on the file server volume, not just the data that is associated with the Snapshot copy
- Deletes all Snapshot copies that were created after the Snapshot copy to which you are reverting
What I hope will occur is just the single VM i.e.: the VMDK files related to the selected VM will be restored and not the entire volume.
Thanks in advance