ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

vserver rename

Rename a Vserver

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The vserver rename command renames the Vserver. If the vserver being renamed is participating in an Inter-cluster Vserver peer relationship, all the corresponding remote clusters will be updated with the new peer Vserver name.


-vserver <text> - Vserver

This specifies the Vserver that is to be renamed.

-newname <vserver> - New Vserver name (Use Fully Qualified Domain Name, For example: data.example.com)

This specifies the Vserver’s new name. The name must be a unique Vserver name in the cluster. Use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) - for example, "data.example.com" - for the Vserver name to reduce name collisions in cluster leagues.

Maximum number of characters supported is 47, and 41 for a Vserver with subtype "sync-source". "all" is a reserved name and must not be used as a Vserver name.
[-foreground {true|false}] - Foreground Process

This specifies whether the rename job will be run in foreground or backgound. By default, the job runs in foreground.


The following examples rename a Vserver named vs1.example.com as vs2.example.com , and then finally back to its original name:

(When there is no intercluster Vserver peer relationship with the vserver)
cluster1::> vserver rename -vserver vs1.example.com -newname vs2.example.com
(When there is at least one intercluster peer relationship with the Vserver)
cluster1::> vserver rename -vserver vs1.example.com -newname vs2.example.com
[Job 277] Job succeeded: Vserver rename completed successfully
cluster1::> vserver rename -vserver vs2.example.com -newname vs1.example.com -foreground false
[Job 278] Job is queued: Rename Vserver vs2.example.com to vs1.example.com.
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