Snapshot removing command in VMware


After the backup session in VMware servers, backup application unable to remove the snapshot.

To remove the snapshot the following are the methodology can be used.

1. Vsphere Powershell CLI (Latest version):

PS C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI> Get-VM  VMNAME* | get-snapshot | Remove-Snapshot -Confirm:$false

PS C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI>

2. From ESX (4.X & 5.X):

For Esx4.X: #vmware-cmd path_to_vmxfile removesnapshots

For ESX 5.X: #vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.removeall [VMID]

 3.  Through Shell script:

Url:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/17oe1y8cn7x41i8/removesnapshot.ps1?m

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