Solved

Changing names of Physical Servers

Posted on 2016-10-27
1
26 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-31
We would like to change the names of all Physical Server in our Data Center (about 100+) for the sake of uniformity.  The OS used are  Windows, Linux, Novell, etc.    Can  this be accomplished? If so, would appreciate a guide.
0
Comment
Question by:cgeorgeisaac
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Spencer Scherer earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
It can be done, the problem is that certain services, programs, and DNS entries may rely on the name prior to the change.   It can cause more problems than its worth, but if you take your time to verify that everything is functioning properly and do one at a time then it can work.  You'll want to remove old DNS entries and make sure they're updated properly.  Make sure that if any of these are servers that host user drives, profiles, etc that you also update all AD accounts as well.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction Often we come across situations wherein our batch files would be needing to reboot Windows for a variety of reasons. A few of them would be like: (1) Setup files have been updated whose changes can take effect only after a reboot …
Hello I read in a discussion about a person who configured a very simple mirror RAID with two hard drives; the system and data were on the same partition. He asked how to repair the system as it was not booting up anymore. In his case running …
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now