Azure Managed Disk Snapshots
A snapshot is a full, read-only copy of a virtual hard drive (VHD). You can take a snapshot of an OS or data disk VHD to use as a backup, or to troubleshoot virtual machine (VM) issues.
If you are going to use the snapshot to create a new VM, we recommend that you cleanly shut down the VM before taking a snapshot, to clear out any processes that are in progress.
Snapshot Management with Commander workflows
Install the plug-in workflow step package
This scenario uses the Snapshot plug-in workflow step package (
wfplugins-snapshot-2.0.jar), which provides a plug-in workflow step to enable Commander to create and delete snapshots Azure in addition to AWS and VMware
Go to Embotics GitHub / Plug-in Workflow-Steps and clone or download the repository. Then in your local version of the repo, browse to the
snapshotdirectory, which contains the AWS plug-in workflow step package.
To learn how to download and install workflow plug-in steps, see Adding plug-in workflow steps.
Add steps to create or delete volume snapshots to your workflows
After installing the plug-in, you can create a workflow to create or delete snapshots.
When creating the workflow, the Snapshot plug-in workflow steps will appear at the bottom of the list of available steps.
When you select Create Snapshot, enter a name and optionally a description for the snapshot.
Complete the workflow wizard to save your changes.
To learn how to download and install workflow plug-in steps, See Running and scheduling command workflows.