How to change a node hostname in vRealize Operations Manager 8.6

Hi, Today I installed a new vRops version 8.6, and I realized, that it’s name is photon-machine.

Before I start my cluster, I want to change it.


1- First, SSH to vRops server or appliance address and login as a root user.

2- write this command

$VMWARE_PYTHON_BIN /usr/lib/vmware-vcopssuite/utilities/bin/ <NewHostName>

For example:

My old name is photon-machine and I want to change it to vrops01.

$VMWARE_PYTHON_BIN /usr/lib/vmware-vcopssuite/utilities/bin/ vrops01

3- After that, Type reboot, then press Enter to reset your server.

4- Use the vRops admin UI to bring the cluster online.


Finish 🙂

How we can change vCenter’s (VCSA) name or IP address

Hi, Today I plan to change vCenter7’s hostname, domain name and IP address.


Please take a backup from your vCenter and unregistered your plugins (such as monitoring, backup) from vCenter server.

Make sure that the new FQDN/Hostname is resolvable to the IP address (DNS A records). Make sure that the resolution works in both directions.

First, Connect to vCenter VAMI interface, The address is :

https://your_vCenter_ip_address or FQDN :5480/

Then go to Networking> end click Edit

In this wizard will select a network adapter that you would like to edit.

On the next screen, we can change the hostname, IP address and a DNS setting.

On this screen, we just need to fill in our Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.

On this screen, select the checkbox, if you have made a backup of your vCenter Server and unregistered extensions.

Network update in progress

Process Completed.

Finish 🙂