kollavenkat
Contributor
Contributor

mounting vmdk files of a VM or its snapshots

Hi Friends,

Recently i came across some challenge. i have an ESX server and i created a Virutal machine (VM) on this ESX server. I took several snapshots of this VM over the time. Now i want to write a program which will promatically mount each snapshot one after the other and one snapshot at a time from a remote windows box. After mouting each snapshot i might look for some data in the mounted snapshots. All these times the VM will be in powered off

state.

VMware is providing some comamnd line utilities with VCB framework to mount the given VM and to mount the given vmdk files. Some of the names include mountvm.exe, vcbmounter.exe, vcbSnapshot.exe etc. But i am not able to successfully mount the given VM/Snapshot with these commands.

Can you please suggest me the correct way to handle this?

What are the sequence of commands that i have to use for mounting these snapshots(i.e. vmdk files of these vm images/snapshots)?

Thanks & Regards,

Srinivas Kolla.

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lnairn
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi, check Vmware Diskmount (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VMwareDiskMount.pdf)

Download it here http://www.vmware.com/download/eula/diskmount_ws_v55.html

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