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A virtual machine on a vSAN datastore might be renamed when vSAN becomes inaccessible (2149706)

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You can encounter this problem when vSAN network experiences problems that impact accessibility of the VM. While the VM home directory is inaccessible, the ESXi host cannot read the user given VM name from VM configuration. As a result, the ESXi host generates a name based on the previously cached VM path. 

When vSAN network recovers, the VM name is recovered automatically in most cases. However, in certain cases, the  name cannot be recovered.

Solution

To correct the naming problem when the VM accessibility is restored, run the following RVC command:

vsan.fix_renamed_vms

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