You can change the name of an existing VMFS, NFS, or Virtual SAN datastore.


Browse to Datastores in the vSphere Web Client navigator. See Display Datastore Information in the vSphere Web Client.


  1. Right-click the datastore to rename.
  2. Select Rename from the right-click menu.
  3. Type a new datastore name.

    The vSphere Web Client enforces a 42 character limit for the datastore name.


The new name appears on all hosts that have access to the datastore.