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Rohail2004
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VM naming question

Suppose I created a new VM and name ABC while ago, but change the NT name to CDE, but then I created another VM and name ABC. Since the ABC name already exist, so why did it let me create the new VM with the same name? can someone shed some light on it? the reason I am asking becuase the NT name was changed, but the VM was created with a different name, and accidnetly the same name was used to create a new VM... Sinc all the VM's are on the SAN, so wont be any conflict?

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weinstein5
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Depends - if there is no virtual center and the VMs are created on different ESX hosts and different LUNs on the SAN then yes you can end with VMs with the same name - This also can happen if you do have virtual center and the two esx hosts are in different datacenters -

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