How to configure SPECTRUM to name the device models using the Host Name and not the Fully Qualified Hots Name (Legacy KB ID CNC TS32419 )

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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How to configure SPECTRUM to name the device models using the Host Name and not the Fully Qualified Host Name

Problem Environment:
SPECTRUM 08.01.00.00
SPECTRUM 09.01.00.00
Model Name
Host Name
Fully Qualified Host Name
Model Naming Order
To configure SPECTRUM to use the Host Name for the device model name and not the Fully Qualified Host Name


1. Login to OneClick as an ADMIN user
2. Find and select the VNM model
3. Click on the Information tab
4. Find and expand the SpectroSERVER Control folder
5. Set the Model Naming Order so the Name Service is the first entry in the list
6. Set the Use Fully Qualified Host Name to No



Use Fully Qualified Host Name - Specifies whether the domain name is included with the host name when the Name Service selection is placed first in the Model Naming Order list. For example, if you select Yes here, the model?s icon would be created with a fully qualified name such as myhost.ca.com. If you select No here, the model?s icon would be created without a fully qualified name such as myhost. This only applies when you use the device name returned from the operating system. Default: Yes



Model Naming Order - Specifies the order of the list of sources used by SPECTRUM to create model names for new models. If the first source at the top of the list is not available for a device, SPECTRUM attempts to use the next source in the list. The default order is as follows, with the top source being the first in priority:


1. SysName
2. IP Address
3. Name Service


After changing the model naming order, click ?Reevaluate All Model Names? to have SPECTRUM run through all the models in the database and rename each one using the new model naming order.


The following additional scenarios will trigger the device model name to be reevaluated using the current model name selection. It will not reevaluate based on a new model name selection:


If the IP address of the device changes and the model naming is based on IP Address or Name Service
If the Reconfiguration, Reevaluate Model Name(s) action is manually applied
If the Reconfiguration, Reconfigure Model action is manually applied


Note: If you do not want a specific device model name to be changed, set the value of the model?s LOCK_MODEL_NAME (0x12a52) attribute to TRUE. This attribute locks the model name value so that it will not be changed.



Additional Information:
Please refer to the Modeling Yout IT Infrastructure Administrator Guide for more information.


(Legacy KB ID CNC TS32419 )