You can use the vSphere Client to rename a cluster managed by SDDC Manager. The SDDC Manager UI is updated with the new name.


Ensure that you do not rename a cluster in the following conditions:

  • When the cluster belongs to a workflow that is in progress.
  • When the cluster belongs to a failed VI workload domain workflow, cluster workflow or host workflow. If you try to rename a cluster that belongs to a failed workflow, restart of the failed workflow will not be supported.


  1. In the navigation pane, click Inventory > Workload Domains.
  2. Click a workload domain.
  3. Click the Clusters tab.
  4. Click the name of the cluster that you want to rename.
  5. Click Actions > Open in vSphere Client.
  6. In the vSphere Client, right-click the cluster and then click Rename.
  7. Enter a new name for the cluster and click OK.
    Note: It takes up to two minutes for the new name to appear on the SDDC Manager UI.