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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Creating snapshots, templates, and clones

Snapshots of the virtual machine can be used to preserve the state and data of the virtual machine at the time you take the snapshot. Snapshots are most useful when you want to revert back to the original state of the virtual machine in case of its failure due to software or patch installation. You can take multiple snapshots to create multiple restoration points, but it is not recommended to use snapshots as a backup of the virtual machine.

Templates can be used to deploy a fully configured virtual machine to avoid the repetitive installation and configuration of the guest OS and applications. You can configure one of the virtual machines with the guest OS application, and install all the required software ...

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