IT Consultant Everyday Notes

Just some problems/solutions storage

Hyper-V: Snapshot all VMs on a host

I am an MCT and sometimes need to prepare a class for training. Microsoft provides Hyper-V – based VMs for that and I need to use snapshots to be able safely recover VMs if a student will go too far Smile

Microsoft recommends to do it one by one from GUI.

I found PowerShell is much better: as soon as all VMs are ready I just run:

Get-VM | CheckPoint-VM –SnapshotName  StartingImage

That makes snapshots on all VMs and names them “StartingImage” (so I do not need to rename them Winking smile )

Looks like an easy thing, but save a lot of time.

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