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VMware Replication -- Renaming a VM and PSC

We have VMWare Replication setup between two site. My 2 questions are about renaming, though 2nd is independent of replication.

1. I need to rename a VM being replicated. (I also do Storage vMotion after that so all VM files take the new name.) My test has shown that renamed VM keeps getting replicated, but Recovery site does not take new name for VM's folder and files. How may I make naming consistent there with the source site?

2. How can name (or IP) of a PSC appliance be changed? Whenever I have done that, vCenter freezes, even though I use cmsso-util to point it to new name. I the end, I had to revert back to snapshot of PSC and vCenter that I had taken. Cannot find any articles on this subject.

Thanks.

Ajay
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1. Break replication, and re-replicate and sync.

2. Quite simple really - you do not change the name or IP Address, it's not SUPPORTED. (Currently!)

If you want to change the name or IP Address, re-install, re-deploy.

see here

Changing the vCenter Server or Platform Service Controller 6.0 hostname (2130599)
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AkulshAuthor Commented:
1. Thanks.
2. Then, may I deploy a 2nd PSC server, and point vCenter to it? Is there any way to point SRM server to a different PSC, so old PSC may be retired? (I could not find cmsso-util there.)

AKK
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So is your goal, to rename and change the IP Address of existing PSC so it can be retired ?

You can deploy a new external PSC, and then re-point your existing vCenter Server to it, using this Article as a reference

How to repoint vCenter Server 6.0 between External PSC within a site (2113917)
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AkulshAuthor Commented:
No, my question was about re-pointing of Site Recovery Manager: "Is there any way to point SRM server to a different PSC, so old PSC may be retired? (I could not find cmsso-util there.)"

BTW, thanks a lot about KB 2130599. I had opened a Severity 1 case with VMware when vCenter and PSC sent to remote site (where their IPs had to be changed) refused to work. VMware engineer was not aware of the facts stated in the article, wasting quite a bit of time.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I see no reference to SRM in the original question and post.

Anyway, re-run the SRM installer in Recovery Mode and this will let you do what you want, and change the PSC address.

Thanks for the tip about VMware Support! (it does not surprise me!)
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AkulshAuthor Commented:
Prompt and so helpful...
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