Product Documentation

VMware Workstation VM Snapshot

Mar 28, 2016

In the VMware Workstation VM Snapshot step in the Virtual Machine Configuration Wizard, you specify the virtual machine snapshot that you want to use for Install Capture. AppDNA uses this to revert the virtual machine to a clean state before performing the capture.

Virtual machine snapshot – Select the snapshot that you want to use as the base state for the virtual machine during Install Capture. If necessary, you can make changes to the virtual machine while you are using this wizard. A later step in this wizard provides an option to create a new snapshot so that any changes you make to the virtual machine are saved. This new snapshot then replaces the snapshot you select here as the base state for the virtual machine during Install Capture.

Do not display the VM console – Clear this check box (the default) if you want AppDNA to display the VMware Workstation virtual machine console so that you can make changes to the virtual machine while you are using this wizard. Select this check box if you do not want the wizard to display the VMware Workstation console.

Test – Click to confirm that AppDNA is able to control the virtual machine. If successful, AppDNA reverts the virtual machine to the selected snapshot and starts up the virtual machine. If you do not click this button, the wizard performs these steps when you click Next.