You can change the display name of a storage device. The display name is assigned by the ESXi host based on the storage type and manufacturer.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Select the host in the vSphere Client inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click Storage and then click Devices.
  4. Right-click the device to rename and select Rename.
  5. Change the device name to a friendly name.