Unsupported Characters in VMware VM Names

Idea ID 2763657

Unsupported Characters in VMware VM Names

Brief description:

Not all characters allowed in VMware vCenter/ESXi are supported VM names for the Data Protector VEPA integration. The list of unsupported characters includes the following.

% (percentage)
+ (plus)
= (equals)
@ (at)
< (less than)
> (greater than)
: (colon)
" (double quote)
/ (forward slash)
\ (backslash)
| (vertical bar or pipe)
? (question mark)
* (asterisk)

Please allow the usage of those characters (all or a subset).

Benefit:

Data Protector should adapt to the customer environment and allow to backup and restore of VMs regardless of the VM name. A subset of the special characters above are commonly used when creating VM names with a description, e.g. VM01 (Dev/Ops)..

2 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes
 
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Declined

@ All: The current VMware design doesn't allow for those characters to be used. 

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