The ESXi host assigns a display name to a storage device based on the storage type and manufacturer. You can change the display name of the device.

You cannot rename certain types of local devices.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the ESXi host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Devices.
  4. Select the device to rename and click Rename.
  5. Change the device name to a friendly name.