You can go to any snapshot in the snapshot tree to restore the virtual machine to the state of that snapshot.

Note: Virtual machines running certain kinds of workloads might take several minutes to resume responsiveness after reverting from a snapshot.


Required privilege: Virtual machine.Snapshot management.Revert to snapshot on the virtual machine


  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory and select Snapshot Manager.
  2. In the Snapshot Manager, click a snapshot to select it.
  3. Click Go to to restore the virtual machine to the snapshot.
  4. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.


Subsequent child snapshots from this point create a new branch of the snapshot tree. The delta disks for snapshots that you took after you restored the current snapshot are not removed and you can restore those snapshots at any time.