Can my Reference VM have Snapshots?

You can indeed maintain Snapshots of your Reference VM, however this will require you to use the Warm Capture method for capturing your images. This involves creating a basic SmartDeploy ISO to mount to the virtual machine to boot into the SmartPE environment. From there you can mount a network drive and use the Capture Wizard to capture and save your image over the network to your SmartDeploy Console host. 

Please see the Warm Capture article for detailed step-by-step instructions:

Capture an Image from a Running Virtual Machine - Warm Capture : Support Center (

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