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How to change the PxM Platform server’s hostname

This article explains how to successfully change the hostname of the Osirium PxM Platform server after the setup has been completed.

Pre-requisites

  • Ensure that the osirium_support account is enabled. This can be done through the PxM Platform Web Manage Interface > System Configuration > Settings tab.
  • A backup of the platform server should be taken and stored in line with your backup procedure.

Changing the PxM Platform hostname

  • Login via SSH to the PxM Platform using the osirium_support account username and password.
  • Open up the following file using an editor of your choice:

  01| /etc/hostname  

Example
At the command line prompt type:
  01| sudo nano /etc/hostname  

  • Enter the osirium_support password when prompted and hit ENTER.
  • Save the changes to the /etc/hostname file.
  • Exit the editor.
  • Now open up the following file: /etc/hosts.

Example
At the command line prompt type:
  01| sudo nano /etc/hosts  

  • Within the editor, add a new entry under the existing hostname entry which will be in the format:

Example

   GNU nano 2.2.2       File: /etc/hosts          
 
 127.0.0.1       localhost
 10.9.23.12    osirium
 10.9.23.12    myosirium
 

  • Save the changes to the /etc/hosts file.
  • Exit the editor.
  • Then reboot the system using:

  01| sudo reboot