Create a bunch of snapshots with PowerCLI

Last week I was working with snapshots in my lab. I came up with this one liner to create a bunch of snapshots on the same virtual machine:

for ($i=1; $i -le 5; $i++) {get-vm "snaptest" |new-snapshot -name "snapshot00$i" -Description (get-date -format "'Created: 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm") -memory:$true}

As you can see I’m using the virtual machine snaptest and the snapshots will be named snapshot001-snapshot005 and have a description containing the date/time the snapshot was created.

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