Rename a VMware VM

If you decided to rename your VMware VM, it's not just right click on the VM and rename it, as it only change the vCenter naming display and not associated virtual files and disks.

There is a long list of steps to be taken to rename a VM in VMware KB.

However, the easiest hassle free one that I found is to "clone" the target VM to new VM with your desired name.

This process will rename vCenter display name as well as all the vmdk virtual disks and other associated files to new name.

Just right click on the target VM, choose Clone, give new name and location, and wait till cloning finish which will take some time depending on the size of your VM.

There you go, the easiest way to rename your VMware VM.

Please let me know if you have an easier one in your tricks.


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