Snapshot activity The Snapshot activity creates a snapshot of a virtual machine. A snapshot stores the current state of a virtual machine, but is not a full backup. These variables determine the behavior of the activity. Table 1. Input variables Field Description vCenter IP address of the vCenter server that manages the virtual machine for which you want to create a snapshot. VM uuid The VMware universal unique identifier assigned to the virtual machine from which the snapshot is created. The Virtual Machine UUID topic provides instructions on properly formatting the unique identifier for creating a workflow. Snapshot name Unique name of the snapshot. Snapshot description Description that distinguishes this snapshot from other snapshots of the same virtual machine. Scratchpad variable The scratchpad variable to store the returned snapshot ID. You can use this snapshot ID in the Snapshot MOR id variable for the Revert to Snapshot and Delete Snapshot activities.