When I use the vSphere Client to rename a VM or a template, the Dashboard does not appear to update the corresponding Instance or Image name.
Is this a known behaviour with a fix or should I just get the name right first time and not rename things?
As of this time, renaming Template (images) from the vSphere Client does not update the image in RightScale.
If you want to rename an existing template, here's a way to do it:
In summary, to rename the image, convert first to VM, do a rightscale force query, make sure the image was remove from the list, convert the image to template and do a force re-query again. Doing a re-query is not required since there is a scheduled process to discover the resources in the cloud including templates(images) but it will make the discovery faster. But doing so, you may need to re-associate the image to any MCI if you manually added it.
As for VMs, instance that was provisioned using RightScale dashboard (or API), we do not recommend renaming the instance name and this is not supported operation. If you want to rename the instance name, you can rename the server name instead and relaunch the server. The new instance will be provision using the new server name.
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