We have an OVM with approximately 40 Linux 64-bit servers that run the 126.96.36.199 agent. We are doing a cloning exercise and all the IP addresses of these servers will change. The agents were deployed using the Server Name not the IP.
I have searched the docs but cannot find any notes to update the agent with the new IP address. Please advise if there is a known process to follow.
Thank you in advance.
If the destination host and the host on which OMS is running belong to different network domains, then ensure that you update the /etc/hosts file on the destination host to add a line with the IP address of that host, the fully qualified name of that host, and the short name of the host.
For example, if the fully-qualified host name is example.com and the short name is mypc, then add the following line in the /etc/hosts file:
172.16.0.0 example.com mypc
Ensure that your new IP is resolve to the existing agent host name.
Stop and Restart agent.
OMS does cache the hostname lookup. We got to bounce the OMS once the IP changes.