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Capture VM Instance

Published: October 19, 2012

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Capture VM Instance activity makes a running virtual machine available as an image for reuse. For Windows-based virtual machines, the image should be sysprepped before capture. After performing the capture, the virtual machine is deleted. This activity is part of the Azure Virtual Machines category activity.

CautionCaution
This activity deletes the virtual machine after it is captured.

The activity publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data. The following tables list the required and optional properties and published data for this activity.

Capture VM Instance Required Properties

 

Element

Description

Valid values

Service Name

The name of the cloud service containing the virtual machine.

String

Deployment Name

The name of the deployment containing the virtual machine.

String

VM Instance Name

The name of the virtual machine.

String

Target Image Name

Specifies the image name of the captured virtual machine.

String

Target Image Label

Specifies the friendly name of the captured virtual machine.

String

Wait for Completion

Whether to wait for this operation to complete in Windows Azure before moving on to the next activity.

True, False

Capture VM Instance Optional Properties

There are no optional properties for this runbook activity.

Capture VM Instance Published Data

 

Element

Description

Value type

Service Name

The name of the cloud service containing the virtual machine.

String

Deployment Name

The name of the deployment containing the virtual machine.

String

VM Instance Name

The name of the virtual machine.

String

Target Image Name

Specifies the image name of the captured virtual machine.

String

Target Image Label

Specifies the friendly name of the captured virtual machine.

String

Wait for Completion

Whether to wait for this operation to complete in Windows Azure before moving on to the next activity.

Boolean

Request ID

The unique identifier of the request to Windows Azure.

String

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