You can create a custom resource action to allow the consumers to take a snapshot of a vSphere virtual machine after they provision the machine with IaaS.

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Select Advanced Services > Resource Actions.

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Click Add (Add a new resource action).

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Navigate to Orchestrator > Library > vCenter > Virtual Machine management > Snapshot in the vCenter Orchestrator workflow library and select the Create a snapshot workflow.

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Click Next.

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Select IaaS VC VirtualMachine from the Resource type drop-down menu.

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Select vm from the Input parameter drop-down menu.

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Click Next.

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Leave the name of the resource action and the description as they appear on the Details tab.

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Click Next.

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Leave the form as is.

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Click Add.

You created a resource action for taking a snapshot of a virtual machine and you can see it listed on the Resource Actions page.

Publish the resource action.