What is Identifier, Friendly name and Runtime name


Identifier , is persistent name across the reboot and the one we should always use for reference purpose

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Runtime name keeps changing and not reliable way to identify devices

Friendly name is can be modified without causing any harm to esxi or storage. It is actually a datastore name as shown below.

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One comment on “What is Identifier, Friendly name and Runtime name

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