Depending on how your administrators have configured your environment, you might be able to create a snapshot of your virtual machine. A snapshot is an image of a virtual machine at a specific time. It is a space-efficient copy of the original VM image. Snapshots are an easy way to recover a system from damage, data loss, or security threats. After you create a snapshot of your virtual machine, you can apply it and reset your system back to the point where the snapshot was taken.
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When you create a memory snapshot, the snapshot captures the state of the virtual machine power settings and, optionally, the virtual machine's memory. When you capture the virtual machine's memory state, the snapshot operation takes longer to complete. You might also see a momentary lapse in response over the network.
An existing virtual machine that is powered on, off, or suspended.
If your virtual machine is configured for one or more independent disks, power off the machine before creating a snapshot. You cannot create a snapshot when it is powered on. For disk configuration information, see Custom Properties V Table.
Snapshot Manager is enabled on your machine by a tenant administrator or business group manager. For more information, see IaaS Configuration for Virtual Platforms.
- Select .
- Locate the machine to snapshot.
- In the Actions column, click the down arrow and click View Details.
- Click the Snapshots tab.
- Click the Add icon ().
- Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
- Select Snapshot the machine's memory to capture the memory of the virtual machine.
- Click OK.