just want to know if its possible to take a snapshot of a vm via the command line when i ssh into my vsphere
i have googled and have found you can do it via powercli but is that the only way?
is it best to Quiescence or not to and can i only Quiescence a vm if they have vm guest tools on the vm i want to backup?
ok you do need to install vm tools, i installed open-vm-tools, reading from here
do you think i need to tick "Snapshot the virtual machine’s memory", what benefit has that got please?
I guess, open-vm-tools is enough.
If you check the “Snapshot the virtual machine’s memory” option, the snapshot will also record the VM’s memory. If you check this box and the VM is running when you take a snapshot, the icon of the snapshot will be green.
everytime i run this command
vim-cmd /vmsvc/snapshot.create 9 freeradiusSS quiesced
its giving it a description of "quiesced" instead of quiescing the snapshot, what am i doing wrong?
I think, nothing is wrong.
But as a reminder: