WTaha
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Rename virtual machine

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Hi,

After change the name of my virtual machine (Win2003), I wanted to change name of files and folders associated with it (.vmdk, .vmx etc).

Can anyone have any procedure to do so.

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esiebert7625
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Several methods in this post...

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=677157&#677157

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server_team
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Hi you want to clone the machine, and give it the new name all the .vmdk and .vmx will then followw the naming convention.

esiebert7625
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Several methods in this post...

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=677157&#677157

Fyi…if you find this post helpful, please award points using the Helpful/Correct buttons.

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Thanks, Eric

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WTaha
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Thanks alot it really hepled.

The best way and the easiest way was to just rename (use vmkfstools -E) and move the all .vmdk files to a new folder and start a new virtual machine and use existing hard drive, point to the renamed hard disk.

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