VMware vSphere VM snapshots are an excellent way to provide a quick point-in-time restore point for any vSphere-based virtual machine, for scenarios like OS updates, application changes or developer testing purposes. The ability to quickly roll back to a previous point in time has several advantages. With the built-in capabilities of vRealize Automation, entitled users can quickly create their own snapshots and restore those snapshots themselves.
However, snapshots are easily taken and just as easily forgotten. Snapshots across the enterprise can quickly accumulate, and negatively impact the underlying storage from a capacity and performance perspective. With no way to natively enforce snapshot cleanup and notify impacted machine owners of cleanup operations, many organizations choose to remove the vRealize Automation entitlement to create snapshots from their end-users in order to avoid the potential impact to their underlying infrastructure and end-user confusion.
With the SovLabs vSphere Snapshot Management Module for vRealize Automation, organizations now have a worry-free method to keep snapshots in check and keep their users properly informed with regards to snapshot maintenance activity and policies.
In a new category of software-defined end-to-end supported and pre-tested vRealize Automation integrations by SovLabs, organizations no longer have to deal with cloud management platform integration complexities. Manage your cloud without having to create or maintain workflow orchestration content and without worry of CMP or component upgrades breaking your IT processes.