Creating a Snapshot
You can create snapshots of instances very easily. Navigate to the Instances tab and select the instance to snapshot. With the instance selected, hit the Snapshot button in the action ribbon.
Give the snapshot a unique name. Provide a description if desired.
After selecting SNAPSHOT VM, you will see the status in the instance overview tab.
When the snapshot completes, it will be available in the Images overview. Notice that the image is marked private and only available to users of the same tenant.
NOTE: An instance snapshot is a complete copy of the VM. This applies to any instance snapshot operation, regardless of hypervisor. This differs from the snapshot functionality traditionally seen in VMware vCenter.