Whenever I take snapshots from Prism Central it shows under Recovery point but not under Snapshot. Not sure, if both are same Thing.
Also, recovery point give an option to “Replicate” , whereas Snapshot give an option to “Restore”….are both same?
Best answer by Alona
VM Recovery Point is a Snapshot effectively, you are not wrong here.
A Snapshot can be triggered manually or by a schedule in PE. It can also be replicated to a remote site as part of the Protection Domain.
A Recovery point is a similar thing in that it is a snapshot, it is stored locally on the cluster and can be replicated to a remote cluster as part of a Protection Domain. Recovery Point can be created manually or be handled by a Protection Policy configured in PC. A VM can be restored from a Recovery Point either locally or remotely in a state of a chosen recovery point. This is effectively the same as the Clone from a Snapshot in that you are creating a copy of a VM as it was at a certain point in time in the past.
Let’s level up the complexity now.
A Snapshot is a PE/AHV term. PC can detect a Snapshot and can restore/delete a Snapshot but it can’t create a Snapshot.
Recovery Point is a PC term. PE is not even aware of such a thing. Moreover, if a VM is part of a Protection Domain “Create Recovery Option” is greyed out in PC.
To summarise, both an AHV Snapshot and PC Recovery point are technically the same technology while a Recovery Point is a construct that is operated by Prism Central.Happy to answer any further questions.