The VM snapshot
features are supported from Citrix CloudPlatform 4.2.0 onwards. You can now
take a VM snapshot of the entire VM, including its volumes, memory, and CPU
state. VM snapshots reside on primary storage. VM snapshots can have a
parent/child relationship. Each VM snapshot can have one (or zero) parent
snapshot. The succeeding snapshot of the same VM is the child of the current
snapshot. A current snapshot refers to the most recent snapshot compared to the
current state of the VM. There are two types of snapshots:
- Disk - This takes snapshot
of all disks of specified VM
- Disk and Memory - This
takes CPU/memory snapshot in addition to disks snapshot
- The Hyper-V VM does not
support the VM snapshot feature.
- You cannot attach
additional volume to a VM that has snapshots.
- Data disk associated with
VM that has snapshots cannot be removed.
- When you destroy a VM, all
snapshots are deleted.
following steps to create and manage a VM Snapshot.
The snapshot is
created and labelled as 'Current'. The
Snapshots tab in the details pane displays the list
of all the snapshots.
Note: If a current
snapshot having a parent is deleted, then the parent snapshot becomes the