Product Documentation

Take a VM Snapshot

Jul 17, 2014

Perform the following steps to take a snapshot of a Virtual Machine:

  1. Select the VM in the Resources pane and then click on the Snapshots tab.
  2. Click the Take Snapshot button. Alternatively,
    • Right-click in the Properties pane and click Take Snapshot.
    • On the VM menu, click Take Snapshot.
  3. Enter the name of the new snapshot and an optional description.
  4. Under Snapshot mode, choose the type of snapshot to create:
    • To create a disk-only snapshot, select Snapshot the virtual machine's disks.
    • To create a quiesced snapshot, select Snapshot the virtual machine's disks and then click Quiesce the VM before taking the snapshot.

    • To create a disk and memory snapshot, select Snapshot the virtual machine's disks and memory.
  5. Click OK to begin creating the new snapshot. Progress is displayed on the status bar and on the Events view under Notifications.

    When the new snapshot has been created, it will appear on the VM's Snapshots tab and under the Snapshots group in the Resources pane in Folder View:

    • A disk-only snapshot

    • A disk and memory snapshot