rename datastores

Hi Experts,
I have running vsphere 4.1 and the hosts are esxi 4.1.
I have 5 small datastores and want to change them.
Can I rename the datastore inside the vcenter without problems ?
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, I wasn't suggesting "having" to...I just do so so I know what's what between my virt infrastructure and SAN. That way I know what LUN is used for what datastore. It was just extra info I shared.

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coolsport00Commented:
Yes you can. You can change them by rt-clicking and select 'rename'. I name mine to mirror the alias names I give my LUNs on my SAN so I know what's what.

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coolsport00Commented:
See this KB to further answer your question:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006279

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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok, so when I rename the datastore, it has a different name to the LUN.
Is it possible to change the name for the LUN ?
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coolsport00Commented:
Well, not in vCenter. I use an EMC Fibre SAN (CX4-120), so what I do is go into the LUN properties in Navisphere and change the LUN name (aka 'alias' name). That way the LUN shows up as what it is used for under my Storage Groups (Server area) on my SAN. I only can comment for EMC SAN (using Navisphere). I can't comment for others, but I'm sure there's a way to do it on other SANs as well.

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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I will look into it, if on the DELL Equallogic PS4000 is also an alias name to change.
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Loren OkulySr. IT ManagerCommented:
If you're just renaming the data store at the vmware level you do not need to change the Alias at the equallogic level.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
all datastores redesigned.
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