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Snapshot Selection

Mar. 28, 2016

In the Snapshot Selection step in the Virtual Machine Configuration Wizard, you select the XenServer virtual machine snapshot that you want to use.

Snapshot – Select the virtual machine snapshot that you want to use as the base snapshot for 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.

Create – If the virtual machine does not have any snapshots, click this button to create a snapshot based on the current state of the virtual machine.

Do not display the VM console – Clear this check box (the default) if you want AppDNA to display the virtual machine in a 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 virtual machine in a 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 and, depending on the option selected, displays it in the console. If you do not click this button, the wizard performs these steps when you click Next.

The XenServer virtual machine console

The console displays the virtual machine. Use the options at the top of the console window as follows:

  • Fit to window – Select this check box to fit the virtual machine to the console window.
  • Always on top – Select this check box (the default) to keep the console window on top of all the other windows that you have open. Clear this check box if you want to bring other windows in front of the console window. This is useful if you have a small screen.
  • Ctrl-Alt-Delete – Click to send the Ctrl-Alt-Delete key press combination to the virtual machine (there is no other way of sending this key combination to the virtual machine).
  • Reconnect – Click to reconnect with the virtual machine after restarting it.
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