With snapshots, you can create new images from running instances.

Detach the volume from the instance before you take the snapshot. Creating a snapshot from an attached volume can result in a corrupted snapshot.

1

Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

2

Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.

3

Select Project > Compute > Volumes.

The Volume & Snapshots page lists the volumes currently configured that are available to the current user.

4

Select the volume to add to an instance and select More > Create Snapshot in the Actions column.

5

Enter a snapshot name and optional description.

6

Click Create Volume Snapshot.

The Volume & Snapshots page appears again, showing the new snapshot in the table on the Volume Snapshots tab.