Product Documentation

Create a New VM From a Snapshot

Dec 11, 2012

Creating a new VM from a snapshot works in exactly the same way as creating one from a regular VM template, using the New VM wizard.

To create a new VM from a snapshot

  1. On the Snapshots tab, select the snapshot you want to use, then right click and click New VM from Snapshot on the shortcut menu.

    The New VM wizard opens, with your snapshot pre-selected on the Templates page.

  2. Follow the steps in the New VM wizard to create the new VM. See Creating a new VM.

To create a new VM from an orphan snapshot

If the original VM used to create the snapshot has been deleted, you can select the snapshot and start the New VM wizard as follows:

  1. In the Resources pane, switch to Folder View.
  2. Click to expand the Types group and then expand the Snapshots group.
  3. Select the snapshot, then right-click and click New VM from Snapshot on the shortcut menu.