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Enable Virtual Machine Snapshots

Enable Virtual Machine Snapshots

A virtual machine snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. The state includes the virtual machine's power state; such as, powered on or powered off. The data includes all of the files that make up the virtual machine. Files include disks, memory configuration, and other devices, such as virtual network interface cards.

Note: Snapshots can be enabled when a virtual machine is powered on or powered off. Snapshots are taken at every interval when powered on but only at the first interval after powering off.

To enable snapshots for a virtual machine:

  1. Select a virtual machine.
  2. Click Administrative Tasks.
  3. Click Snapshots.
  4. The Manage Snapshots dialog appears.

  5. Select snapshots Enabled.
  6. Select the number of Snapshots to Capture.
  7. Note: The maximum number of snapshots to capture is 3.

  8. Type the Interval between snapshots in hours and minutes.
  9. Note: The minimum interval is 15 minutes and the maximum interval is 24 hours.

  10. Click Save.