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How to Store a Virtual Machine in the Library

Updated: August 14, 2008

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the following procedure to store a virtual machine in the library. To be stored in the library, the virtual machine must be stopped, shut down, or in a saved state. When you store a virtual machine that is in a saved state to the library, the state is moved to the library share along with the virtual machine.

To store a virtual machine in the library:

  1. In Virtual Machines view, select the virtual machine that you want to store in the Library.

  2. To be stored in the library, the virtual machine must be stopped, shut down, or in a saved state. You cannot store a virtual machine while it is running.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Store in Library.

  4. On the Select Library Server wizard page, specify where to store the virtual machine. Under Library server, select the library server on which you want to store the virtual machine. You can filter the list by typing a library group or in the Library group field or search for a specific library server by typing text in the Look for field.

  5. On the Select Path wizard page, specify where to store the virtual machine on the library server, click Browse. The Select Destination Folder dialog box displays the library shares that have been added on the selected library server. Navigate to the folder that you want to store the virtual machine, and then click OK.

  6. On the Summary wizard page, review the configuration settings. To change settings, click Previous.

    noteNote
    Use the View Script button to display the Windows PowerShell - Virtual Machine Manager Command Shell cmdlets that will perform the operation. All administrative tasks in Virtual Machine Manager can be performed at the command line or scripted. For more information, see Using the Windows PowerShell - VMM Command Shell.

  7. To begin migrating the virtual machine to the library server, click Store.

    To review the progress and results of the operation, display the Jobs window. The window is opened by default when the wizard closes. To view this window at any time, click Jobs on the taskbar in the main window of the console.

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