I found the following procedure for changing my Alpha' s system name.
Is it still valid?
Any additional information I need before trying it?
My version is 4.0f
QUESTION: How do you rename an ALPHA Digital UNIX system hostname?
To rename a Digital UNIX system hostname, follow the steps below.
Assume that the old hostname is "oldname" and the new one is "newname."
1. # rcmgr set HOSTNAME newname
2. Edit the /etc/hosts file and make the following change
3. Reboot the system at a convenient time.
# shutdown -r now
4. Edit the system configuration file so you can rebuild
the kernel the next time it is needed. The next kernel
rebuild, you will want to do "doconfig -c NEWNAME," after
doing the following commands:
# cd /sys/conf
# cp OLDNAME NEWNAME
# vi NEWNAME
5. Move the options' HOSTNAME.list file to NEWNAME.list:
# cd /sys/conf
# cp OLDNAME.list NEWNAME.list
6. Move the kernel rebuild subdirectory to the NEWNAME:
# cd /sys
# mv OLDNAME NEWNAME
7. If the system was part of a network, the appropriate hosts
files on the other systems will also have to be edited to
reflect the change.
NOTE****If you are using LSM, please see the man pages for voldctl
for instructions on changing the hostid
LSM changes -
Change the host ID in the /etc/vol/volboot file and on all disks in
disk groups currently imported on this machine. It may be desirable to
change the Logical Storage Manager host ID for your machine if you are
also changing the network node name of your machine.
If some disks are inaccessible at the time of a hostid operation, it
may be necessary to use the voldisk clearimport operation
to clear out the old host ID on those disks when they become
Other-wise, you may not be able to re-add those disks to their disk
Take care when using this command. If the system crashes before the
hostid operation completes, some disk groups may not reimport