woensdag, april 11, 2007

VMware: Handy trick to rename a Virtual Machine

Just a quick trick. As you all know, you can rename a Virtual Machine in VirtualCenter. However, the name changes but the files (.vmdk, .vmx, etc.) still have their previous name. Renaming all filenames/references manually is a daunting & error prone task.

Just shut down your VM and migrate it to a different datastore. All relevant files/folders will be renamed! Isn’t that easy or what?

2 opmerkingen:

JV zei

Hi, I am new to VMware. Can you migrate a VM in products other than VirtualCenter? Or is VirtualCenter a tool you use with multiple VMware products?

Jan

David zei

Awesome just used this trick, can't thank you enough.