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Changing a System Name

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

Modify the name of a system to easily identify the system.

Before you begin, you must connect the system to the server as a managed system. When a client system connects to a SystemLink Server, the server uses the system's hostname to identify it. A hostname is often not human readable because IT administrators require each hostname in a network be unique. Changing the system alias helps you quickly identify the system.
  1. In NI SystemLink Web Application under Systems Management, click Systems.
  2. Click the system you want to rename.
  3. Click System Settings.
  4. For Alias, enter a name you want to give the system.
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    Tip  

    Use the comments field to further identify the system.

After you enter an alias for the system, you can filter or search for the system by that name.

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