You can rename a cluster managed by SDDC Manager in a Management Workload Domain. 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. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click Inventory > Workload Domains.
  2. Click a workload domain.
  3. Under the Clusters tab, click a cluster that you want to rename.
  4. On the right side of the cluster's name, click ACTIONS > Rename Cluster.
    You can also click the vertical ellipsis (three dots) in the clusters table for the cluster you want to rename and click Rename Cluster.
    The Rename Cluster window appears.
  5. In the New Cluster Name textbox, enter a new name for the cluster and click RENAME.
  6. Click DONE.


In the Tasks panel, you can see the description and track the status of your newly renamed cluster.