Manual renaming of devices in ZENworks Configuration Center is automatically changed

  • 7009368
  • 15-Sep-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management Support Pack 1 - ZCM 11 SP1
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 1 - 10.1
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 2 - 10.2
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 3 - 10.3

Situation

After manually renaming a device in ZENworks Configuration Center, the name and alias automatically reverts to the previous name of the device after it is refreshed.

Resolution

Ensure that the "Enable automatic renaming of devices." setting found in ZENworks Configuration Center>Configuration>Device Management>Registration is not checked.  

Additional Information

With this setting checked in ZENworks Configuration Center, the device will automatically be renamed according to the Device Naming Template.  For example, if the Device Naming Template is set to "${HostName}", the device will be renamed to the host name of the device every time it is refreshed.  This overrides manual renaming of devices in the zone.  

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