How to snapshot multiple VMs

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How to snapshot multiple VM servers with SnapShot Master The need arises at times for the creation or deletion of snapshots of multiple VMs in unison. Creating snapshots of multiple VMs (virtual servers) for VMware’s Vsphere or even for Microsoft’s HyperV with SnapShot Master is a relatively easy task. Hopefully you have installed and are running SnapShot Master in your environment, if not, you can download…

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Schedule a VMWare Snapshot

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How to Schedule a VMWare Snapshot. Before I show you how to use SnapShot Master to create and schedule a VMWare Snapshot I will briefly describe what a snapshot is. What is a VMWare Snapshot? VMWare Snapshots are a quick and easy way to provide a previous point in time in which you can revert your virtual machine to. Snapshots are a great feature to use prior to…

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VMWare PowerCLI Installation Failed

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VMWare PowerCLI Installation Failed If you are installing VMWare’s PowerCLI for remote administration of your VMWare farm, or for SnaPatch or Snapshot Master you may at times receive the following error, “Setup has detected that the installation package is corrupted. Please be aware that this installer may have been tampered with.” One of the possible causes for this is that the root certificate for VeriSign…

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How to Create a VMWare Template for Deployment

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How to Create a VMWare Template for Deployment So you are deploying Servers regularly and ask becoming sick of completing this the manual way. Well to create a template for quick deployment is relatively easy, just follow the steps in this blog post and you will be deploying VMs in no time. There are two methods to create a VMWare template, Clone to Template or Convert to…

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How to Deploy a VM and Join a Domain Automatically

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How to Deploy a VM and join a Domain Automatically If you ever have the need to deploy a Virtual Machine and have some customisations for deployment (i.e. Network Settings or have the automatically join a domain), this post will show you how to. The VMWare Customistation script will allow you to specify; Domain to join automatically Network settings Registration Settings Computer Name Windows License…

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Restore a Domain Controller from a Snapshot

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Reverting a snapshot of an active Domain Controller can be a risky and problematic issue. If you are considering using this procedure it should be your very LAST option.  This is not a supported Microsoft procedure and use of it could cause fatal issues to Active Directory. Reassessing your environment and take the proper steps to ensure this recovery model doesn’t have to be used again. Use…

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VMWare – Snapshot Consildation

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VMWare – Snapshot Consildation CONSOLIDATE SNAPSHOT: Snapshot consolidation is useful when snapshot disks fail to compact after a Delete or Delete all operation or if the disk did not consolidate. This might happen, for example, if you delete a snapshot but its associated disk does not commit back to the base disk. The snapshot Consolidation  searches for hierarchies or delta disks to combine without…

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VMWare – Reverting a Virtual Machine Snapshot

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VMWare – Reverting Snapshots If you ever need to revert a snapshot of a virtual server, what is the process that occurs. Well, reverting snapshots immediately activates the parent snapshot of the current state of the virtual machine. The current disk and memory states are discarded and restored as they were when you took that snapshot. If your parent snapshot was taken when the…

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