With the VMware vSphere integration administrators can automate VMware snapshot lets you save the current state of a virtual machine, so you can return to it at any time. With Ayehu eyeShare IT process automation you can take multiple VMware snapshots of any number of servers – automatically and at any time.
You can schedule the create VMware snapshot workflow to run at any required time and interval, or run it on demand using SMS, email or a self-service portal. When combined with the ‘delete VMware snapshots’ the two workflows help you maintain your virtual machines snapshots automatically in minimum time and efforts.
The ‘Create VMware snapshots’ workflow:
- Reads server list from excel file -to identify all virtual servers to be handled. The server list can be stored in an Excel file, database, or text file.
- Creates a snapshot – loops through the server list and creates a snapshot for each virtual server.
- Execute VMware snapshots on a daily basis or on-demand (via change request, email or SMS) at any time.
How To: Automate VMware Snapshots – Video Tutorial:
See how you can automate VMWare snapshots in less than 5 minutes:
The ‘Create VMWare snapshots’ workflow can be tailored with additional pre-packaged IT actions. For instance, you could send an email or SMS alert in case a server snapshot fails or if you wish to delete an old VM snapshot. Use eyeShare’s visual workflow studio to drag and drop additional actions.
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