How do I change the default hostname of a DSM Agent?

Document ID : KB000026288
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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By default the DSM Agent is named using the hostname of the Agent. This can be changed using the procedure below:



  1. Right-click the DSM Systray Icon and select Common Agent->Properties.

    Figure 1

  2. Specify the desired name in the 'Agent Name' field. Ensure that the 'Use Operating System Name' option is unchecked.

    Figure 2

Command Line - Windows/Unix

Run the following commands to change the DSM Agent hostname on Windows/Unix machines:

  • caf setcomputername <name>

  • caf register all