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.
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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.