You can take a snapshot of a virtual machine. After you take the snapshot, you can revert the virtual machine to the snapshot, or remove the snapshot.


Verify that the virtual machine is not connected to an independent disk.

Note: Snapshots do not capture NIC configurations.


  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and select Virtual Machines from the left panel.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, filter the list of virtual machines from the Look in drop-down menu.
  3. From the More menu of the virtual machine for which you want to take a snapshot, select Create Snapshot.
    Taking a snapshot of a virtual machine replaces the existing snapshot if there is any.
  4. Click OK.


The snapshot allows you to revert your virtual machine to the most recent snapshot.