Create a snapshot of a product to save product state at a particular point in time.

This procedure does not apply to snapshots of vRealize Automation database virtual machines. Snapshots of vRealize Automation database virtual machines must be taken manually rather than through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


  1. Click Manage Environments.
  2. Click VIEW DETAILS.
  3. Click the ellipses icon next to the name of the product to snapshot and select Create Snapshot.
    Note: Day 2 operations that depend on vCenter Server, such as creating a snapshot, might fail if the guest tools are not running or if the IP address/Hostname is not visible in vCenter Server. vRealize Operations Manager setup is not accessible after reverting the snapshot of vRealize Operations Manager as the vRealize Operations Manager cluster can be inconsistent state. For more information, see KB article 56560.


vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager saves state and configuration details for the product's virtual appliance. For more information, see KB article 56361.

What to do next

After you take a product snapshot, you can revert the product virtual appliance to the state of the snapshot.