I have to rename a volume and qtree that are mounted as NFS Exports to ESXi 5 clusters. I understand the NetApp part of doing vol renaming and qtree renaming, doing test in my lab using ESXi 4.1, the VMs did not loose connectivity during renaming. I also had auto export enabled that caused the export entry to be automatically updated post rename.
After renaming the volume & qtree names, the issue is: the ESXi hosts didn't update and listed the new path in its configuration -> storage section. I also rescan and refreshed but that didn't make any changes however the VMs are working normal possibly because UUID remains the same.
I would like to know should the ESXi hosts update to a new path when we hit the rescan button?
Do I need to unmount the datastore and remount the datastore using a new path to fix the issue? This will require Storage vMotion or turning Off the VMs so not ideal.
Is there any other feature from VMware that fixes this issue?