Customizing the Device Hostname

Updated March 9, 2021. Written for LMS Version 6.2.

Overview

The hostname of each managed device is used in the dashboard view that is displayed when logging in or when using the show dashboard command. If no hostname is available, the description is used.

[admin@UplogixLM]# show dashboard
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port     Hostname            Status        Con Eth Uptime   Processor   Last 
                                                           Utilization  Alarm
---- ------------------ ------------------ --- --- ------- ----------- -------
 1/1 AUS-CORE           OK                  *   *  11m 35s    00/00/00 26s    
 1/2                                            -                             
 1/3                                            -                             
 1/4                                            -                             
 1/5                                            -                             
 1/6                                            -                             
 1/7                                            -                             
 1/8                                            -                             
 MDM embedded           none                                                  
 SYS UplogixLM          OK                      *  23h 52m    02/02/03 6s     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Con(sole) or Eth(ernet) link status indicated with '*'
Processor Utilization displayed as last collected, 1 and 5 minute averages
Last Alarm displays time since last Alarm matched.
                  d=day, h=hour, m=minute, s=second

Ports 1/1-1/8 have dedicated Ethernet.

If the Local Manager has a front panel display, it will scroll the hostname and status for each managed device.

Configure Displayed Hostname

To change the description of a port, use the config info command. This is useful for ports in native mode.

[admin@UplogixLM (port1/2)]# config info
Description: 
Make: native
Management IP: 
Change these? (y/n) [n]: y
--- Enter New Values ---
description: DAL-CORE Primary Router
make [native]: 
management IP: 
Configure dedicated Ethernet port? (y/n) [n]: 
Do you want to commit these changes? (y/n): y
Description: DAL-CORE Primary Router
Make: native
Management IP: 

Since no hostname is available on a native port, the description will be displayed in the dashboard.

[admin@UplogixLM (port1/2)]# show dash
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port     Hostname            Status        Con Eth Uptime   Processor   Last 
                                                           Utilization  Alarm
---- ------------------ ------------------ --- --- ------- ----------- -------
 1/2 DAL-CORE Primary R                         -                             
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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