Rename a vSphere Cluster used in a VMware vRealize Automation environment
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Rename a vSphere Cluster used in a VMware vRealize Automation environment


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VMware Aria Suite


You have changed the name of a vSphere Cluster which is part of a vRealize Automation environment. 


VMware vRealize Automation 7.x


-Take a snapshot of all nodes in the vRA Cluster
-Backup the vRA vPostgres Database 
-Rename the VMware vSphere Cluster used in the VMware vRealize Automation environment.

Add the cluster to the Fabric Group.
  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation tenant with admin privileges.
  2. Go to Infrastructure > Endpoints > Fabric Group
  3. Hover over the Fabric Group name and click Edit.
  4. Select new cluster name and click OK.
  5. To check the status of data collection, navigate to Infrastructure > Compute Resources > Compute Resources. Hover over the renamed cluster and select Data Collection from the pop up menu.
  6. Verify that the Inventory, State, and Performance parameters have a Last completed as: In progress, In Queue or have a last time collected timestamp.
  7. Verify the status of Inventory Status, State Status and Performance Status change to Succeeded before proceeding.
Create a new reservation.
  1. In vRealize Automation, go to Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations.
  2. Edit the existing reservation
  3. Note the required information of the General, Resources, Network, Properties, and Alerts Tabs. This information is used to create a new reservation.
  4. Click New Reservation > vSphere (vCenter) and complete the Reservation Information.
  5. Fill out each tab with the information gathered from step 3.
  6. Click OK. 
Migrate virtual machines to new reservation.
  1. Move the virtual machines from the old Reservation to the new Reservation.
  2. Go to Infrastructure > Managed Machines
  3. Hover over each of machine that needs the reservation update, and select Change Reservation from the menu.
Delete the old reservation.
  1. Go to Infrastructure > Reservations > Reservations.
    Note: Before deleting ensure that no virtual machines are in the reservation.
  2. Select the reservation and click Delete.
For 7.x: Select the Reservation and click Delete.
Delete all DataCollectionStatus records for the old cluster from the IaaS database
  1. From the vRA IaaS Database run the below query:
DELETE from DataCollectionStatus
Run a data collection on the new vCenter cluster
  1. Select Infrastructure > Compute Resources > Compute Resources.
  2. Hover over the new Cluster and select Data Collection from the pop up menu. 
  3. Select each Data Collection object and select "Request Now"