VMWARE VSPHERE WEB CLIENT: How to change host names on web client tree view

Within the Tree View on vSphere web client, we have hosts currently listed as IP addresses and would like to change to something more meaningful.   How to change is the question.
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's always a very bad idea, to Add Hosts by using an IP Address.

You should always use DNS names....

So you will need to ensure that, all the following servers

10.0.101.88
10.1.101.25
10.1.101.88

have DNS and Reservse DNS entries in your DNS servers, and these can be resolved (ping, traceroute) from your vCenter Server.


and then remove the existing hosts, and re-add using FQDN (fully qualified domain name!).

 removing and re-adding will NOT affect running VMs.
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