You can take a snapshot of the Controller VM to preserve the state of the VM so that you can return to that state. You can take a snapshot of the controller VM once it is deployed so that you can revert to its initial state if the configuration does not work as expected.


  • Verify that you have deployed the Controller.
  • Verify that the Controller is powered off.


  1. In the vCenter cluster, right click the avi-controller-1 that you deployed.
  2. Click Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
  3. Enter a name for the snapshot and optionally, a description. For example, you can create a snapshot that is named root.
  4. Click Create to take the snapshot.