Setting the appliance identification

Changing the appliance hostname

Change the appliance hostname using the General Settings > Change Hostname options in the Tideway Appliance Network Administration Shell. For more information, see the netadmin user account.  

The netadmin user is the preferred way of configuring networking

The preferred way of administering any of the appliance network configuration is to use the netadmin user account. The netadmin user account enables you to change network, hostname, and gateway settings without requiring root privileges. You can also use the netadmin user to reboot the appliance.

Viewing the appliance identification

You can view or set details of the appliance identity, support information (displayed in the Help list on each BMC Discovery page), and read-only information about the appliance software and hardware configuration. This includes information about whether the appliance is correctly specified for its intended use.

Consolidation and Scanning Appliances

You cannot change the name of an appliance if it is configured as a consolidation or scanning appliance. For more information, see Consolidation.

To view or edit the appliance identification:

  1. From the main menu, click the Administration icon 
    The Administration page opens.
  2. In the Appliance section, select Configuration > Identification.
    The Identification page displays details of the appliance identity, support information, software, and hardware.
  3. Edit the fields that you want to change.
    The following fields can be edited:

    Field name




    The name of the appliance. You cannot change the appliance name if it is part of a cluster.


    A description of the appliance.

    Admin Email

    An e-mail address for the person or group responsible for the administration of the appliance.

    Banner color

    The color for the top banner in the user interface. Setting a banner color makes it easy for users in the field to identify the appliance they are using for various purposes (for example, development, test, and production environments). The appliance name is displayed on the colored banner.
    For more information, see Configuring the banner color.


    Support URL

    The URL to use in the Help drop-down.

    Support URL Title

    The title for the support URL.

    Support URL Label

    The label for the support URL.

    Support URL Description

    The descriptive text label for the support URL.

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