As VMs, the NSX Manager, NSX Edges and other appliances, such as the Global Manager, may be configured for having their snapshots taken and stored. However, clones and snapshots of NSX-T appliances are not supported and may cause functionality and unknown other issues. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you disable snapshots of NSX-T appliance VMs.

Note: From NSX-T Data Center 3.0.1 onwards, snapshots are auto-disabled when an appliance is deployed. You do not need to perform this manual procedure.

Perform the following procedure on each NSX-T appliance VM.


  1. Locate the appliance VMs in the vSphere Client.
  2. Power down the VM.
  3. Right-click the VM and select Edit Settings.
  4. Click the VM Options tab, then expand Advanced.
  5. In the Configuration Parameters field, click Edit Configuration....
  6. In the Configuration Parameters window, click Add Configuration Params.
  7. Enter the following:
    • For Name, enter snapshot.MaxSnapshots.
    • For Value, enter 0.
  8. Click OK to save the changes.
  9. Power the VM back on.