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How to rename a vmware device in UIM OC Inventory

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Article ID: 226860

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

There are many devices in our CA UIM device inventory where the name of the device does not match the actual server name. 

We have a server with a hostname but it is showing up with the FQDN listed in DNS.  There is no hostname alias in DNS.

Can you please advise how I can rename the device to the actual server name?

Environment

Release : 20.3

Component : UIM - VMWARE

Cause

vmware probe was unable to determine the hostname for the device via DNS when the device was discovered.

Resolution

  1. Add DNS alias for the hostname
  2. Delete device from inventory
  3. Rediscover device