AbinayaD
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Virtual machine Name

Is it possible to create two VM's with same name under one virtual center??

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a_p_
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Leadership

Yes and no. Depends on which name has to be the same.

The names in the vCenter Server's inventory have to be unique. The virtual machine's NETBIOS/hostnames can be the same. However, you'd have to make sure the VM's don't see each other in the network!

André

AureusStone
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Expert

The vCenter GUI blocks you from creating identical VM names.  There is a very good reason for this.  When you have duplicate names it can be very confusing and may lead to someone accidentally deleting the wrong server.

It may be possible to create duplicate names using the API, but I think it is a bad idea.  Why do you want to create duplicate names?

AbinayaD
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Contributor

I created in GUI only but it has been accepted....how is it possible?

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Troy_Clavell
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AbinayaD wrote:

I created in GUI only but it has been accepted....how is it possible?

can you provide a screen shot?

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mila30
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Contributor

I will just use different names if this is the case.  I want to make sure that everything will be fine, so I will just choose the safer side http://imagicon.info/cat/5-59/1.gif

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midonaeem
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No, I have tried that once in before using VMware workstation and it doesn't accept two vm with the same name .

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