You can change the name of a virtual machine after you finish the creation process. Changing the name does not change the name of any virtual machine files or the name of the directory that the files are located in.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click VM Options.
  4. In the VM Name text box, enter a new name for the virtual machine.
  5. Click Save.