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VMware-Snapshots Screen

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Last Modified 2022-05-11 16:03 EDT

Use Storage > VMware-Snapshots to add a VMWare snapshot that coordinates ZFS snapshots when using TrueNAS as a VMware datastore.

StorageVMwareSnapshotsAdd

SettingDescription
HostnameEnter the IP address or host name of the VMware host. When clustering, use the IP address or host name of the vCenter server for the cluster.
UsernameEnter a user account name created on the VMware host. The account must have permission to snapshot virtual machines.
PasswordEnter the password associated with the value in Username.
ZFS FilesystemSelect a file system to snapshot from the dropdown list. Values populate from the VMWare host response.
DatastoreSelect an option from the dropdown list after entering the Hostname, Username, and Password, click FETCH DATASTORES to populate the menu. Select the datastore to synchronize. Selecting a datastore also select any previously mapped datasets.

Use FETCH DATASTORES to have TrueNAS connect to the VMware host.

For more informtion see VMWare Shanpshots