Here is the command to make a snapshot.
The number 2 below is the vm number.
Add a name for the snapshot below in the section [snapname] removing the [ ] as you name it.
I wanted to keep my vms running when making the snapshots so I used quiesced.
you can choose to use any of the following. [snapname] [snapshotDesc] [includeMemory] [quiesced]
vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create 2 [snapname] quiesced
Here is the command to remove a snapshot.
Make sure to change the number to the vm number that you wish to remove the snapshot for.
vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.removeall 2
Last update 02-15-2015