You can change the display name of a datastore in the VMware Host Client.

Note: If the host is managed by vCenter Server, you cannot rename the datastore from the VMware Host Client. You can only perform the task from the vCenter Server instance that manages the host.


  1. Click Storage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Datastores.
  2. Right-click a datastore in the list and select Rename from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter a new name for the datastore and click Save to apply your changes.
  4. (Optional) Click Refresh to see the new name of the datastore in the list of available datastores.