Configuring the System Identity

To configure the system identity:

  1. In the J-Web user interface, select Configure > System Properties > System Identity.

    After you make changes to the configuration in this window, you must commit the changes immediately for them to take effect. To commit all changes to the active configuration, select Commit Options > Commit. See Using the Commit Options to Commit Configuration Changes (J-Web Procedure) for details about all commit options.

  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.

    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. To configure the DNS server settings, choose one of the following options:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • To delete an existing DNS server hostname, select it and click Remove.
  7. To configure the DNS hostname settings, choose one of the following options:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • To delete an existing domain name, select it and click Remove.
  8. Click OK to save the configuration or Cancel to clear it.