HX Data Platform Native Snapshots Overview
HX Data Platform Native Snapshots are a backup feature that saves versions (states) of working VMs. VMs can be reverted back to native snapshots.
Use the HX Data Platform plug-in to take native snapshots of your VMs. HX Data Platform native snapshot options include: create a native snapshot, revert to any native snapshot, and delete a native snapshot. Timing options include: Hourly, Daily, and Weekly, all in 15 minute increments.
A native snapshot is a reproduction of a VM that includes the state of the data on all VM disks and the VM power state (on, off, or suspended) at the time the native snapshot is taken. Take a native snapshot to save the current state of the VM, so that you have the option to revert to the saved state.
You can take a native snapshot when a VM is powered on, powered off, or suspended. For additional information about VMware snapshots, see the VMware KB, Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX (1015180) at, http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1015180