You can restore a previously saved resource pool tree snapshot.


  • vSphere DRS must be turned ON.
  • You can restore a snapshot only on the same cluster that it was taken.
  • No other resource pools are present in the cluster.
  • Backup and restore must always be performed on the same version of vCenter and ESXi.


  1. Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Client.
  2. Right-click on the cluster and select Restore Resource Pool Tree.
  3. Click Browse, and locate the snapshot file on your local machine.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Click OK to restore the resource pool tree.