Configuring the Device’s System Identity

To configure the device’s system identity:

  1. In the J-Web user interface, select Configure>System Properties>System Identity.
  2. Click Edit. The Edit System Identity dialog box appears.
  3. In the Hostname box, enter a hostname for the device.
  4. In the Domain name box, enter the network or subnetwork to which the device belongs.
  5. In the Root password and Confirm password boxes, enter a password for the “root” user and verify your entry.

    Note: After you have defined a root password, that password is required when you log in to the J-Web user interface or the CLI.

  6. If you want to configure the DNS server settings, choose one of the following options:
    • If you want to specify a server that the device can use to resolve hostnames into addresses, click Add in the DNS Servers section. Then enter the IP address of the server in the Add DNS Server dialog box and click OK.
    • If you want to edit an existing DNS server hostname, select it and click Edit. Then edit the IP address in the Edit DNS Server dialog box and click OK.
    • If you want to delete an existing DNS server hostname, select it and click Delete.
  7. If you want to configure the DNS hostname settings, choose one of the following options:
    • If you want to include the device’s domain name in a DNS search, click Add in the Domain Search section. Then enter the domain name in the Add Domain Search dialog box and click OK.
    • If you want to edit an existing domain name, select it and click Edit. Then edit the domain name in the Edit Domain Search dialog box and click OK.
    • If you want to delete an existing domain name, select it and click Delete.
  8. Click OK to save the configuration or Cancel to clear it.