Mounting or cloning a VM from snapshot

  • FC HBA WWNs or iSCSI Initiator is enabled and is online in the ESXi server.

  • The host entry containing these WWNs or IQNs are created on the primary storage device.

  1. Navigate to the VMware resource.
  2. Click Configure > HPE RMC-V Copies.
  3. Click the number adjacent to the required Copy Type label.
  4. Select a copy and then click Mount/Clone.

    Mount and clone options are not supported on VMware VVols.

  5. Select one of the following options and perform the corresponding steps based on your selection:
    Create New VMs

    Recreates new VMs (Clone) from a snapshot. RMC-V internally performs the following procedure:

    1. Creates a READ-WRITE snapshot

    2. Cloned snapshot is mounted on the specified host

    3. Rescans, resignatures the LUN and then brings the datastore back

    4. Registers the VMs from the datastore


    Attaches the copy to a proxy host or to a host as datastore.

  6. For Create New VMs option,
    1. Specify the following details:

      Select an appropriate host from the list of compatible hosts.


      Select a folder from the drop-down list.

      Power ON

      Select this option to power on the recreated VM.

      Select VMs to Register

      Select the VMs that you want to register.

    2. Click Clone.
  7. For Mount option,
    1. Specify the following details:
      On ESXi

      Select to mount the copy on ESXi host as a datastore. Select a host from the drop-down list.

      On Proxyhost

      Select from a list of hosts the vCenter Server does not manage, but which has access to the HPE storage arrays.

    2. Click Mount.