With snapshots, you can create new images from running instances.


Detach the volume from the instance before you take the snapshot. Creating a snapshot from an attached volume can result in a corrupted snapshot.


  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Compute > Volumes.

    The Volume & Snapshots page lists the volumes currently configured that are available to the current user.

  4. Select the volume to add to an instance and select More > Create Snapshot in the Actions column.
  5. Enter a snapshot name and optional description.
  6. Click Create Volume Snapshot.

    The Volume & Snapshots page appears again, showing the new snapshot in the table on the Volume Snapshots tab.