It is important to understand the requirements and limitations around using Emergency Restore:
DNS must be available and configured properly for the VDP appliance and the vSphere host on which the VDP appliance is running.
Emergency Restore can only restore a VM to the vSphere host on which the VDP appliance is running.
A restored VM is placed in the root of the vSphere host inventory.
VM is restored as a new VM – ensure that the name provided for the VM is not already in use on the vSphere host to avoid overwriting and existing VM.
Restored VM will be in a powered off state – the VM can be manually powered on after the restore is complete.
The vSphere host running the VDP appliance must be disassociated from vCenter Server for Emergency Restore to work. This can be accomplished by using the vSphere Client (not vSphere Web Client) connected directly to the vSphere host. “Disassociate host from vCenter Server…” is located in Host Management on the Summary tab (when the host is selected in the left window panel of the vSphere Client). This must be done prior to performing the Emergency Restore.