Changing the ESXi Host Name

You can change the host name of the ESXi host by using the vSphere web client.

Before you begin

  1. Put the host in to maintenance mode.
  2. Disconnect the host from the vCenter server.

Perform the following procedure to change the host name of the ESXi host.

  1. Connect the host directly to a vSphere web client.
  2. Click the ESXi host, go to Networking > TCP/IP configuration, and then click the edit (pencil) icon.
  3. In the Edit TCP/IP Stack Configuration dialog box, click DNS Configuration, and select Enter settings manually.
  4. In the Host name field, specify the new name for the host.
  5. Click OK.

What to do next

Connect the host to the vCenter server and exit the maintenance mode.

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