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Solaris 11 Changes: Changing the Node Name (nodename) of a System

The nodename is getting managed through SMF in Solaris 11. There is now one central place to manage the nodename.

The change of the nodename requires an update in a SMF service property and a restart of the service:

svccfg –s svc:/system/identity:node setprop config/nodename = “NewHostname”
svcadm refresh svc:/system/identity:node
svcadm restart svc:/system/identity:node

The current node name can be checked with the following command:

svcprop -p config/nodename svc:/system/identity:node


blog | by Dr. Radut