One of the common questions I’m asked with regards to VVols on Pure Storage is “Can I rename the Data Volume on the FlashArray? If I do, what happens?”. Now, why would you want to rename the volume on the array? When Virtual Volumes are provisioned on the FlashArray they are given a “hash” that is part of the automated process. Something like “Config-72a520db”. This is part of the automated creation and configuration of a VVol VM or individual VMDK being provisioned for a VVol VM.