So I have a co-worker who wants a script that will change a couple vmnic names around. It's not affecting the functionality of anything, just more of an OCD thing in his words. Basically we have this:
We want to change it where the names on the top are vmnic0 and vmnic1 and the bottom are vmnic2 and vmnic3. Is this something simple? The actual physical nics will stay as they are. Possible? Easy? Complex? Done in PowerCLI/PowerShell or is a lot of putty and connection to hosts and modifying esx.conf on the hosts needed?
So that link didn't help a whole lot. I tried the commands, but they don't completely solve the issue. I found this page: https://www.vladan.fr/how-to-rename-vmnic-in-vmware-esxi/ and had to modify the esx.conf file to make it work, since it appears the VMware solution doesn't change everything that's needed to make it work. As per the comment in the link I provided you have to wind up making the change in multiple places. I don't have physical access to the hosts right now and scripting something like this seems rather messy and leaves a chance of something going wrong.