4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2011 11:07 PM by NinjaHideout

    Difference between deploying from a template and reverting to a snapshot?

    peter79 Enthusiast

      Guys,

       

      I have a VM which is currently working perfectly which I'm doing some testing on,  I want to take a point in time copy in case there are any issues before it goes in to production.

       

      My 2 options are a snapshot or create a template.  My concern is that if I take a snapshot it could be in existence for up to a week (if not more).  That's well outside VMware best practices (as well as my own).

       

      I could create a template from the VM and deploy from it if required.

       

      This leads me to my question.  Is there any difference (in terms of end result) between reverting to a snapshot and deleting a VM and deploying a replacement from the template.  From a guest OS point of view would both VM's be the same?

       

      I hope my post made sense to you guys.

       

      Thanks,