[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

ESXi: how to take snap shots?

Posted on 2011-03-03
9
Medium Priority
?
617 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello experts,

How to you take snapshots of my virtual machines using vSphere client?

thanks,

regards,
0
Comment
Question by:epifanio67
9 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
lloydclinton earned 1000 total points
ID: 35032912
You can right click on the virtual machine, take snapshot is available under one of the expandable menus there.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:tjdabomb
ID: 35032927
Use Snagit - great product.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:lloydclinton
lloydclinton earned 1000 total points
ID: 35032932
Right click on the vm, go to snapshot and then take snapshot...
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 500 total points
ID: 35033031
See pg. 145 of the Guide, http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_vm_admin_guide.pdf, which mirrors "lloydclinton" process. Be careful not to let them go too long, or they could (eventually) use up all your storage space. The VM Guide as well as this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015180, explain snaps in a bit more detail.

Regards,
~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Luciano Patrão
Luciano Patrão earned 500 total points
ID: 35033035
Hi

Like  lloydclinton just added above Right click on the VM and choose Snapshot

Take a look at this video, show how to, and you can learn more about Snapshots. There is other great video that you can view for learning more about ESX(i)

http://www.viadmin.com/trainingVideos/01-02-01_Taking_A_Snapshot_ESX_Virtual_Machine.html

@tjdabomb this question is in the VMware zone, so Snapshots is taking a Snapshot(image state) of a Virtual Machine, not a picture from a desktop.

Just an opinion, you need to take more attention about questions.

Hope this can help

Jail
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:lloydclinton
ID: 35033038
Also, if you have the resources you should take an official vmware class... even if it is the fasttrack.  They dump it and and you will learn a ton!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:epifanio67
ID: 35033083
thank you experts...
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:Paul Solovyovsky
ID: 35033176
Be carefull..snapshots are not backups, so keep this mind.  They are point in time versioning of the VM, they are not to be used for long term backups
0
 

Author Comment

by:epifanio67
ID: 35033256
got it... thanks for the tips..

regards,
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question