How to create a snapshot in ESXi

Log In

Log into ESXi using the VMware vSphere Client software.


Select Virtual Machine to snapshot

In the left column, expand Host server to view the virtual machines you have created; click on the virtual machine you with to create the snapshot for, then click the “take a snapshot” icon.



Select Name and Description

In the pop-up window, enter the name and a description for the snapshot. Name: The name should be brief and unique. This will be used to identify the snapshot when you need to restore from it.
Description: The description should be accurate enough to describe the current state of the virtual machine.
[X] Snapshot the virutal machine’s memory (This should be checked)
[ ] Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed) (For more information regarding this feature, please see the VMware knowledgebase.)



Monitor Progress

You will be able to monitor the progress of the snapshot by viewing “Recent Tasks” at the bottom of the VMware client. Once the snapshot has completed, the status will change to “Completed”


Author: admin on May 21, 2014
Category: ESXi

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