I've added entries for machines with multiple interfaces to the netview
server hostfile and rediscovered them and everything's cool re: the
netview object name.
There is one stubborn webserver that never shows up, however, despite
putting the hostname in /etc/hosts on the netview server, deleting the
object and rediscovering it.
The machine has 4 virtual interfaces, that is, there is only one actual
ethernet port, but 4 different IPs have been assigned all resolving to
different hostnames which reflect different urls. I get a different one
every time I delete and rediscover this machine, but none are the
When I try to manually add the hostname as a selection I'm told that an
object with that selection name already exists. When I try to locate
the object with that selection name using Locate->Objects->By Selection
Name I get told that there's no such thing.
ovobjprint -s|grep "hostname"
reveals the name I'm looking for in a field 3965, but I don't know the
significance of this, i.e., what object could be associated with that.
reveals the name I'm looking for in fields 10 and 11, Selection Name and
IP Hostname, but again, I can't find any object, so why are these in the
I'm ready to throw in the towel and just rename the symbol, but it would
be great if I knew what was causing this. I'm sure that if I could
delete the object that is the actual hostname and rediscover this server
it would have the name from the /etc/hosts file, but I can't locate it
to do so.
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