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  • 1.  svmotion not renaming vmdk files

    Posted Feb 14, 2012 08:40 PM

    I renamed a vm in vcenter, svmotion it to another lun. but the vmdk files are still showing the old name. any ideas?

    vcenter 5

    vmfs 3

    esxi 4.1



  • 2.  RE: svmotion not renaming vmdk files

    Posted Feb 14, 2012 08:54 PM

    This is a known bug in vSphere5

    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008877



  • 3.  RE: svmotion not renaming vmdk files

    Posted Feb 14, 2012 08:55 PM

    With ESXi 4.1 the datastores (source and destination) need to have different block sizes. Unless I'm mistaken the reason for this is the datatmover which is used in this case (see http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2011/02/18/blocksize-impact/)

    André