Take a VM Snapshot

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

  1. Select the VM in the Resources pane and then click the Snapshots tab.
  2. Click Take Snapshot. Alternatively,
    • Right-click in the Properties pane and select Take Snapshot.
    • On the VM menu, select 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 disk and memory snapshot, select Snapshot the virtual machine’s disks and memory.
  5. Click OK to begin creating the snapshot. Progress is displayed on the status bar and on the Events view under Notifications.

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

    • A disk-only snapshot

      A Disk-Only Snapshot icon - a blue clock.

    • A disk and memory snapshot

      Disk and Memory Snapshot icon - a green clock.

Take a VM Snapshot

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