Virtual machine snapshots preserve the entire state of a running VM at a particular point in time. While the snapshot is active, all changes to the VM are captured in one or more delta disks. If they stay active too long, the delta files become too large and create problems with performance overhead and capacity. Another problem is that vCenter can lose control of snapshots and they can become orphaned and continue to stay active without detection. To help VM administrators better see orphaned snapshots, Dell has added Snapshot Explorer to the collection of free utilities in Foglight for Virtualization, Free Edition, 6.5.2.
Snapshot Explorer provides the following benefits:
Snapshot Explorer screenshot
Foglight for Virtualization, Free Edition is a freeware suite comprised of multiple utilities that provide different angles of visibility into virtual environments:
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