SCOM 2019 - Network Device - Display name ICMPONLY

GA Václav Jandek 191 Reputation points
2021-03-19T14:40:29.507+00:00

Hello Gents,

I've started with SCOM few days back and now I jumped into discovering network devices.

I discovered device through ICMPONLY and problem is that it's name is IP address.

I've tried to search on internet but it seems there is not much solution yet. Is there any way how to change display name for network device, which has been discovered through ping only?

I would like to avoid changing/editing DNS records.
Thank you,
Vaclav

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  1. GA Václav Jandek 191 Reputation points
    2021-03-23T10:33:41.02+00:00

    I resolved it by adding DNS record to host file on all management servers.

    Thank you


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  1. CyrAz 5,181 Reputation points
    2021-03-19T17:51:00.74+00:00

    Short answer : check that all your network devices have entries in your forward and reverse dns zones.

    More details : SCOM network monitoring is actually using SMARTS under the hood. You'll find an explanation of how its name resolution algorithm works here : https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/332348

    If everything looks alright but it still doesn't work for you, have a look at this workaround : https://www.catapultsystems.com/blogs/opsmgr-2012-network-device-discovery-assigns-arbitrary-name-not-related-to-host-name-or-dns-record/

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