WMS 3.5.2 – Devices name

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    lolix
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    Hi,

    The devices name are WTCxxxxx. How to set the DNS Name instead ?

    (In the Policy ; Teminal Settings / Terminal Name was set to $IP.(I’m not sure If did it or if was the default)

    Previously (3.3.1) it was OK, but now this result in the IP address and not name. If I remove $IP, then the name is WTCxxxxx

     

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    pascal84
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    Go to the devices tab and click on your device you want to name. In the upper right corner there’s a menu called “More Actions”. Click on it and choose “Change Host Name”.

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    lolix
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    I’m not sure if you’re talking about WMS 3.5.2. There is no “More action” yes ?

    What I can do, is create an exception to the group policy and name the device there

    But,  I’m not going to change one hundred names manually while there is something called DNS, which is designed to do that automatically.;-/

    There are probably cases for another naming scheme (although I don’t quite find one) , but the obvious naming scheme (DNS) should be the default.

    Worth to note that was the default with ThinOS 8.

    It turns out that the $IP thing worked until ThinOS 9.1.3 / WMS 3.3.1.That couple displayed the DNS name for “compliant”(i.e. powered ON) devices. Even though the actual name of the device is the @IP. But apparently that was not intended according to DELL support.

    I made an enhancement request to get a $DNS variable.

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    pascal84
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    Yes, we’re talking about WMS 3.5.2 and yes, there’s a tab called “More Actions” if you select a single device. If you follow the steps i mentioned above you can’t miss it.

    https://technicalhelp.de/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/107095/l9t0ab7xd4llcf9jd833hvvfcrte3b6s.PNG

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    lolix
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    I *could* to that for my ~100 devices, even though It will be cumbersome.

    I can’t imagine people managing thousands of devices doing that.

    My questioning remains : Why the default naming scheme isn’t DNS based ? This is flabbergasting.

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