We want to rename the machine and preserve all performance data in the SQL Server on the VirtualCenter.
What procedure would you recommend? DNS updates/changes, SQL statements and service console commands.
Changing the server name is easy enough - DNS and a tiny bit of console work but keeping the performance data up to date with it seems a bit too much trouble to me.
It seems like there is no current documented way to preserve performance data of the host.
After some thought, it seems like it doesn't matter, anyways, since what matters is the history of the VM, not the host.
So renaming a host was this process:
When all is said and done, and everything works well, clear out the DNS CNAMEs created.