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  • 1.  Talking to vmtools inside VM - Aim revert snapshot

    Posted Sep 17, 2015 05:14 AM

    Hi

    I hope someone can get me started on the options here.

    We want to leave a vm in our DMZ for selected customers to play with Beta features.

    I want the flexibility of calling a script at logoff or the user manually pressing a desktop ICON to revert the snapshot.

    We use v5.51 of ESXi under a vSphere client for management (or the web interface)

    The idea being to ensure the next user gets a working system in case the customer did something to break it.

    I was think something that communicated with the installed VMware tools and told it to ask for a snapshot revert.

    >> What do you suggest ?

    Thanks in advance



  • 2.  RE: Talking to vmtools inside VM - Aim revert snapshot

    Posted Sep 17, 2015 06:01 AM

    Greg,

    Have you considered using Non-Persistent Disks, and have the User PowerOff instead of Log Off.

    Next Guy will get a Virgin VM.

    -Cheers



  • 3.  RE: Talking to vmtools inside VM - Aim revert snapshot

    Posted Sep 18, 2015 09:08 PM

    i guess it be better if you try using Horizon view.

    because any communication to installed VMware tools and snapshot revert is what i never heard of.



  • 4.  RE: Talking to vmtools inside VM - Aim revert snapshot
    Best Answer

    Posted Sep 19, 2015 05:56 AM

    Why dont you consider a powerCLI script . Run a script to create snapshot during startup and run a script to remove the snapshot during shutdown

    Refer Use Startup, Shutdown, Logon, and Logoff Scripts  for how to put scripts for startup and shutdown



  • 5.  RE: Talking to vmtools inside VM - Aim revert snapshot

    Posted Oct 14, 2015 11:15 PM

    Apologies on the delay for the response, something happened to the email notification and I assumed no one replied.