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stinkyptoz
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vRealize Appliances - Modify IP/DNS Server

Hi All,

I'm just looking for some advice regarding changing the DNS Server allocated to our vRealize appliances.

Basically, I was wondering if modifying the relevant vAPP options for the appliance will actually change the DNS server or whether I actually need to login to the appliance itself and modify it from there?

As I understand it, the vAPP options can only be changed once the appliance is powered off?!

Thanks in advance for any pointers...

Cheers,

Emb

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Kinnison
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Hello,


Let's put it this way, changing certain settings in the context of the "vRealize Appliance" in my opinion it is not adequately documented and consequently complicated but there is a VAMI folder that contains some tools that "can be used" for this purpose.

Take this article for example:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2115840


To be on the safe side, in a production context, I would exchange words with technical support.


Regards,
Ferdinando

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stinkyptoz
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Hi,

Thank you for the response 🙂

Yes, I did see that article and I just wasn't sure whether or not the vAPP option update/s had any bearing on "Option 1" or "Option 2"... from what I have read, updating the vAPP options only comes into play if the applicance is exported to an OVA/OFV, but I'm not 100% sure I'm correct in thinking this is the case?

I totally agree though, documentation relating to this subject is hard to find or almost non existant. 😞

Cheers,

Emb

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Kinnison
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Hello,


Some time ago I had to reset the DNS server in the context of my two appliances part of the vRealize suite ("Operation Manager" and "Log Insight") and, after taking the necessary precautions, I used the "vami_config_net" tool without even considering "vAPP" of sorts. Otherwise I would have modified the relevant configuration files, supported or not.


It is clear that everything depends on the context, in my context which is modest and a sort of "homelab" the non-functionality of those appliances would be a nuisance but not an insurmountable problem.


Regards,
Ferdinando

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