Renaming a Hyper-V Host



  • I want to rename a Hyper-V host to comply with a new server naming scheme. The Hyper-V host runs 2 production servers that are replicating to another host along with being a host that other Hyper-V hosts replicate to. I’ve been unable to find anything that says this not a good idea or explaining what this can break. If this can break things, or is a hassle, I’ll leave the name alone. I don’t know how the Hyper-V replication handles a host name change. Has anyone renamed a Hyper-V host?



  • Don't bother, exclude your hypervisor's from stupid convention.

    If you had hundreds of them,then yeah.. but just a handful...



  • @magicmarker said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    I want to rename a Hyper-V host to comply with a new server naming scheme. The Hyper-V host runs 2 production servers that are replicating to another host along with being a host that other Hyper-V hosts replicate to. I’ve been unable to find anything that says this not a good idea or explaining what this can break. If this can break things, or is a hassle, I’ll leave the name alone. I don’t know how the Hyper-V replication handles a host name change. Has anyone renamed a Hyper-V host?

    How is Replica set up? HTTPS or are both members of the guest's domain?

    Off the top the rename would break things either way. With the need to re-establish replication the existing replicated data should be okay to use as a seed.



  • @PhlipElder said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    @magicmarker said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    I want to rename a Hyper-V host to comply with a new server naming scheme. The Hyper-V host runs 2 production servers that are replicating to another host along with being a host that other Hyper-V hosts replicate to. I’ve been unable to find anything that says this not a good idea or explaining what this can break. If this can break things, or is a hassle, I’ll leave the name alone. I don’t know how the Hyper-V replication handles a host name change. Has anyone renamed a Hyper-V host?

    How is Replica set up? HTTPS or are both members of the guest's domain?

    Off the top the rename would break things either way. With the need to re-establish replication the existing replicated data should be okay to use as a seed.

    Replica is setup on HTTP. I'm leaning towards not renaming the host. Seems like it will not be worth the effort.



  • @magicmarker said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    @PhlipElder said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    @magicmarker said in Renaming a Hyper-V Host:

    I want to rename a Hyper-V host to comply with a new server naming scheme. The Hyper-V host runs 2 production servers that are replicating to another host along with being a host that other Hyper-V hosts replicate to. I’ve been unable to find anything that says this not a good idea or explaining what this can break. If this can break things, or is a hassle, I’ll leave the name alone. I don’t know how the Hyper-V replication handles a host name change. Has anyone renamed a Hyper-V host?

    How is Replica set up? HTTPS or are both members of the guest's domain?

    Off the top the rename would break things either way. With the need to re-establish replication the existing replicated data should be okay to use as a seed.

    Replica is setup on HTTP. I'm leaning towards not renaming the host. Seems like it will not be worth the effort.

    Not HTTPS so not using certificates? It's not much of a chore if straight HTTP.

    That being said, if it is HTTPS then the certificates need to be generated, seated, and applied again to get them happy with each other.


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