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Kahonu84
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ESX 5.0 U2 and VM renames

Aloha,

With surpreme joy I discovered that ESX 5.0 U2 supposedly fixed the problem SVMotion no longer synicing display names, folder names and file names. So I upgraded my test system and did a couple renames and SVMotions. I don't see any syncing. Has anyone else eexperienced this brutal disappointment?

Bill

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vmroyale
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Just to clarify - Did you upgrade both your ESXi hosts and vCenter Server to 5.0 U2?

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Kahonu84
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Yes sir.  VCenter Server and client at build 913557. ESXIs at build 914586.. I just tried another with the VM powered off. Folder name changes but file names do not.

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Fred_vBrain
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Hi Bill,

I discovered this "issue" in 5.1. I talked to a VMware trainer and he got the following info from a VMware developer. This "feature" was actual a bug and they fixed it in 5.1 and 5.0 U2 unfortunately.

Regards,

Fred

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Kahonu84
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You lost me.

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a_p_
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Did you migrate the VM to a different destination datastore or is it the same as the source datastore?

André

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Kahonu84
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Moved from SAN to local.

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vmroyale
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I'm seeing the exact same thing.

vCenter Server 5.0.0 build 913577

ESXi 5.0.0 build 914586 on all hosts

VMFS 5.54 volumes (none of them were upgraded)

Environment does not use Storage DRS

Doesn't matter if I use local storage or SAN, or if I change the format of the disks in the migration process. Directory gets renamed, but none of the files do.

Message was edited by: vmroyale to add more info

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Kahonu84
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And they all said I was maaaaaaaaad.

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vmroyale
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I never said that. Smiley Wink

Note: Discussion successfully moved from VMware ESXi 5 to vMotion & Resource Management

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Kahonu84
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Does anyone remember seeing that listed as a fix in the Release Notes? I coulda swore I saw that before. I just reviewed the Notes again and there is no mention of it.

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vmroyale
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I still show it listed in the Virtual Machine Management section:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc50_u2_rel_notes.html#resolvedissues

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Troy_Clavell
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vSphere 5  Storage vMotion is unable to rename virtual machine files on completing  migration
In vCenter Server , when you rename a virtual machine in the  vSphere  Client, the vmdk disks are not renamed following a successful  Storage  vMotion task. When you perform a Storage vMotion of the virtual  machine  to have its folder and associated files renamed to match the  new name.  The virtual machine folder name changes, but the virtual  machine file  names do not change.

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc50_u2_rel_notes.html#resolvedissues

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Kahonu84
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Stupid me. I was looking at ESX release notes and not VCenter's.

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Kahonu84
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I opened a ticket with VMWare. We'll see what happens.

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vmroyale
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Bill - have you found out anything on this yet with your SR?

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Kahonu84
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They asked me if it were a VCenter managed environment - and that was it. Past experience says that if I don't describe my situation as armageddon VMWare takes their sweet time.

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vmroyale
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Are we there yet? Smiley Wink Any updates?

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Kahonu84
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I send them a reminder every other day, but they continue to blow me off. HEAR THAT VMWARE?????????

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Kahonu84
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Only now is it being escalated.

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