Snapshot Explorer - New Free Utility

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:


  • Helps avoid performance and capacity problems
  • Eliminates the time-consuming and tedious need to track snapshots manually
  • Detects all snapshots, including orphaned snapshots, and provides all of this information at a glance across multiple hypervisors
  • Provides VM administrators with advanced filters and a detailed snapshot list


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:


  • Snapshot Explorer detects all snapshots, including orphaned shapshots, to avoid problems with performance and capacity
  • Environment Explorer provides at-a-glance information about performance, efficiency and capacity
  • Change Explorer lists all changes that occur in a virtual environment, and provides associated risk impact
  • Storage Explorer assesses storage performance and capacity across datastores and VMs
  • vScope Explorer offers immediate identification of VMs, hosts and datastores suffering performance, capacity and efficiency issues
  • SearchMyVM Explorer delivers search capabilities, similar to Google, of the virtual environment


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