Changing the name of a virtual machine changes the name used to identify the virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory, but does not change the name used as the computer name by the guest operating system.


Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.


In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.


Click VM Options.


In the VM Name text box, type a new name for the virtual machine.


Click OK.