NetView - Determining the HOSTNAME field in the IP Topology database
How the HOSTNAME field in the IP Topology database is determined:
Answer: The first IP address that netmon finds in a node is placed
in the HOSTNAME field. netmon will try to resolve that IP address
to a name. If netmon can find a name for that IP address, then
netmon will change the HOSTNAME value to be the name.
Any other IP addresses discovered in that node will NOT affect
So, if you have a node with two IP addresses, ip1 and ip2, and
ip1 does not resolve to a name, but ip2 does, if netmon discovers
ip1 first, then the hostname will be "ip1", rather than the name
for ip2. That's a limitation in the product that we are considering
changing at a later date.
So, if you have a node with multiple interfaces, and you don't like
the hostname that was chosen, you can do one of two things. Either
you can delete the node and add it manually with the hostname you
like, or, you can delete the node, then add the hostname to a netmon
seed file, and then stop and restart netmon.
Support Line: NetView - Determining the HOSTNAME field in the IP Topology database ITEM: AU0570
Dated: January 1996 Category: N/A
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