Change vSphere parameters

This checklist should help in changing the parameters in all places necessary.

Example scenario: The Datacenter was renamed in vSphere.


  • Update the vsphere-config-secret in the kube-system namespace.

  • Update the cloud-provider-config ConfigMap in the openshift-config namespace.

  • Update existing MachineSet objects. Note that when renaming the Datacenter, the folder and resourcePool parameters usually must be changed as well.

  • Update existing Machine objects. Otherwise the Machine API operator won’t be able to find the VMs again.

  • Update existing Machine objects not belonging to a MachineSet, for example master systems.