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Update Hostname (Datacenter)

Edit Hostname (from Build Panel)

  1. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Build > Devices; if you don't see the nodes list, click the status indicator for Assigned System IDs.
  2. Click a node name to see device details.
  3. Click the Edit button for Hostname, change the name, and click the Save button to stage the change.
When you're ready to activate changes, Commit them from the Uncommitted tab.

Edit Hostname (from Selection Panel)

  1. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Nodes and select a node name (not the check box). (You can narrow your search with the drop-down lists for planes, pods, and racks as applicable, as of Apstra version 4.0.)
  2. If it's not already selected, click the Device tab in the Selection panel (on the right). (You can also access the Selection panel from Staged > Physical > Topology.)
  3. Enter a different hostname. (You can also change deploy mode and system ID and access configuration files from here: rendered, incremental, pristine).
  4. Click the Save button to stage the changes.

Edit Hostname (from Nodes View)

You can edit multiple hostnames at the same time, fetch discovered LLDP data (hostnames), and update names based on hostnames, all from the same dialog.

  1. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Nodes and click the Edit server names and hostnames button (second of three buttons above the nodes view).
  2. Make your changes.
    • To change names, select a name and enter a different unique one.
    • To fetch discovered LLDP data (hostnames), click its button.
    • To update the names based on hostnames, click its button.
  3. Click Update to stage the changes and return to the nodes view.

Any associated link names do not automatically update to match the changed server names and/or hostnames. You can manually change the link names to match so when you are reviewing an updated cabling map the names align.