I renamed a few Windows servers that run in our VMWare vSphere 5 environment, and I renamed them in VMWare as well. I wanted to rename the folder and files as well to match th new name. I followed this VMWare article:
It claims that if you do a cold migration then VMWare will rename your files for you to match the machine name you've given. I tried this and it did not rename any of them. So then I tried the manual method they list, but when I try to rename the vmdk file I get an error stating that the vmdk file I'm using is not a virtual disk file.