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Changing VMware ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance


The other day I did a VSPEX Blue (EMC’s flavor of EVO:RAIL Appliance) install for a customer that couldn’t conform to the hostname standards set forth by the EVO:RAIL Installation Wizard. After a little bit of digging and work I was able to change the hostnames and get everything working like it came from the factory. You simply cannot just change the ESXi hostname, you also need to modify EVO:RAIL Manager so things like health reporting actually function.

So, how do we do this?

First a quick warning… no guarantees 🙂  this worked for me and my customer and has been reported in a couple KB articles but due to the nature of EVO:RAIL you may want to open a ticket with your OEM Vendor for help on doing this.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Changing ESXi Hostname on an EVO:RAIL Appliance- VMwareTips.com

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