On the Create Snapshots page, you pause to take virtual machine snapshots of all vRealize Automation components before proceeding with installation.

Even though validation has passed, you are strongly advised to prepare for any unexpected issues around installation. Before starting the installation, use your vSphere client to take a snapshot of every vRealize Automation appliance and IaaS Windows server. Otherwise, you have to re-enter all of the wizard settings to get back to this point.

If you have enough resources, you can take snapshots of virtual machines that are running. A better practice is to stop them first.

  1. At the upper right of the Installation Wizard, click Logout.

    Important:

    If you close the wizard using anything other than Logout, you will not be able to reopen the wizard.

  2. In vSphere, shut down the guest operating system of every vRealize Automation appliance and IaaS Windows server.

  3. Right-click the virtual machines, and select Take Snapshot.

  4. Name the snapshot.

  5. To include machine memory in the snapshot, select Snapshot the virtual machine memory.

  6. Click OK.

    Wait for the snapshots to be created.

  7. Power on the guest operating system of every vRealize Automation appliance and IaaS Windows server.

  8. Return to the Installation Wizard snapshot page by logging in again as root.

    https://vrealize-automation-appliance-FQDN:5480