Can you rename a vSwitch?

Can you rename a vSwitch?

Yes, that’s possible. But you won’t able to perform this task via Web Client. You need to edit esx. conf fine on each esxi host replacing name for standard switch.

Can you rename an ESXi host?

Connect to the host directly with a vSphere Client and select the ESXi host. Select Configure – TCP/IP configuration. Select the Default TCP/IP Stack, and then click the Edit button. Set hostname and Domain Click OK.

How do you edit vSwitch?

To edit a VSwitch, take the following steps:

  1. On the Navigation pane, click Configure > Network > Network to visit the Network page.
  2. On the Task tab in the right auxiliary pane, click VSwitch.
  3. Select the VSwitch you want to edit from the VSwitch list, and click Edit.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

How do I rename a port group?

To rename a distributed switch port group:

  1. In vCenter Server, click Home > Inventory > Networking (or Ctrl + Shift + N).
  2. Right-click dvPortGroup and click Edit Settings.
  3. In the General section, change the name in the Name field.
  4. Click OK.

How do I rename a vSwitch in vmware?

Search for “name” using Esc, /name, Enter and keep hitting n (next) until you find the incorrectly named vSwitch. Change the word by hitting Esc, cw followed by the correct name, followed by Esc. If you’re happy the name has been changed correctly in esx.

How do I change my VMware server name?

The renaming occurs with no downtime.

  1. Log in to the vCenter web client.
  2. Locate the virtual machine in your host inventory.
  3. Right-click the virtual machine and click Rename.
  4. Change the virtual machine name as required.
  5. Begin a Storage vMotion or an offline Storage Migration of the virtual machine.

How do I change the port group in vSwitch?

To move a port group from one vSwitch to another, you simply change which /net/vswitch/child[XXXX]/ node it is under, making sure to respect what portgroup children are already there. In other words, once you move a port group to another vSwitch, you might need to change its child number.

How do I change the VM port group?


  1. Verify that Specific network is selected and click Browse.
  2. Select the Source network distributed port group or standard port group and click OK.
  3. Select Browse for the destination network.
  4. Select the distributed port group or port group where the VMs are reassigned and click Ok.
  5. Click Next.

How do I change a virtual machine name?

Change the virtual machine name

  1. Select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings:
  2. Go to the Options tab and select General. On the right side of you screen you should see the Virtual machine name field. Enter the new virtual machine name and click OK:
  3. The new virtual machine name should appear in the library: