06-13-2000 06:44 AM
our client have change his name-convention, so we must change all the node names. Is there a possibility to edit the /etc/hosts-file and say NNM to use the new name without rediscover/corrupting the DB?
06-13-2000 07:28 AM
rm $OV_DB/openview/ovwdb/ovserver /var/opt/OV/share/databases/openview/ovwdb/ovserve
cd $OV_CONF /etc/opt/OV/share/conf
edit ovw.auth, ovwdb.auth and ovspmd.auth so that all of the files have the correct hostname.
If just changing the ip address:
rm $OV_DB/openview/ovwdb/ovserver (this is just a precaution and will hurt nothing because it is recreated)
Is this just for managed nodes?
06-13-2000 07:29 AM
The answer is yes. If you simply put the new names in the /etc/hosts file, NNM will automatically pick this up and change the label on the maps the next time is does a configuration poll on the nodes. You can force this to happen quicker by doing a demand poll on the nodes manually. Only one problem I can foresee. If you are using distributed management and you change the names of the collection stations, this may cause some problems.
06-13-2000 10:54 PM
they want to change only the managed nodes names, so I mustn't change anything in the auth-files.
I have change one node in the etc/hosts-file and do a demand poll. But the label in the Map is so as before. In the Alarm Browser I see the message that the Hostname for the node was changed. I can see the new hostname also in the Object Properties as the section name, but not in the Map.