If you move a virtual machine to a different datastore folder or move the virtual machine to a host that has an existing victual machine of the same name, you can change the virtual machine's name to keep it unique. When you change the name of a virtual machine, you change the name used to identify the virtual machine in the vCenter Server inventory. This action does not change the name used as the computer name by the guest operating system.

1

Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

a

To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

Click the VM Options tab and expand General Options.

3

Delete the existing name and type a new name for the virtual machine in the VM Name text box.

4

Click OK.