tyu7
Contributor
Contributor

Change VM name

Hi

Is it possible to change a VM name (not guest server name) under inventory while a VM is powered on? Do I need to shut it down first?

Thanks

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lamw
Community Manager
Community Manager

Nope, you can do it while it's on. The .vmx file will get updated accordingly. Now if you did this on the .vmx it woudl not register and after a powercycle, the old name would hold true.

Tripwire
Contributor
Contributor

you can rename it, but keep in mind that the folder on the VMFS volume, .vmx, .vmdk, and other files will retain the original name. This can get confusing when looking a datastores.

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