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ESX: allowing users to snapshot VMs without vSphere Client Access

I am using ESX (latest free version 5.X) to host multiple VMs (mainly Windows with some Linux). Users will have control of these VMs and should be able to snapshot them, however I don't want to deal ...
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vmware 5.1 Upgrading and Snapshots

I'm planning on upgrading my environment to vmware 5.1 soon and was wondering if anyone here might know anything regarding snapshots taken prior to the upgrade: Will I need to take a snap shot after ...
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Is it possible to copy a snapshot and associate it to another VM (which has same configuration)?

I am having two virtual machines with same OS and software list. (In fact they were cloned). Now I have installed an application in a VM and taken a snapshot. Is it possible to copy this snapshot ...
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How do I delete ESXi vm snapshots using the least additional space possible?

We have a tree of about 15 snapshots of a virtual machine that runs Win2k8, as you may guessed our datastore is soon to run out of space. My objective is to delete all the snapshots, as it seems it ...
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Why are snapshots considered as temporary backups not real backups?

I am using VMware ESXi. In our team we use to provide snapshots for long term backup. Then we faced issues like memory spillover and the server got hang up. I started reading in VMware knowledgebase ...
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How to find corresponding snapshot file in VMware?

I am using ESXi 4.1. I am a having VM with 3 snapshots. When exploring datastore , snapshot vmdk name doesn't contain any word from snapshot name. How to find snapshot vmdk for corresponding ...
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Configuring high-availability with snapshots

I wanted to know if it is possible to configure HA in VMware vSphere to start virtual servers using snapshots. For example, if one of my physical server fails, the virtual machine would start on ...