Is it possible to rename a VMware vSphere or ESX datastore whilst it is live?


You can easily rename a Datastore via the vSphere client without any impact on running VM’s in that datastore.

The name that you see is a friendly name that Vcenter uses for the datastore. The actual UUID of the datastore is not being changed therefore there is no impact on the vSphere host, datastore or VM’s.

If you feel unsure then by all means migrate the VM’s from the datastore before you make the name change.

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