The Cloud Pod Architecture feature assigns default names to the pods in a pod federation. You can use lmvutil commands to list the names of the pods in your pod federation and change the default names to names that reflect your network topology. Changing pod names is optional.

About this task

The Cloud Pod Architecture feature assigns a default pod name to the first pod in a pod federation when you initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature. Subsequent pods receive default names when you join them to the pod federation.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Run the lmvutil command with the --listPods option to list the names of the pods in your Cloud Pod Architecture topology.

    You can run this command on any View Connection Server in the pod federation.

    lmvutil --listPods

    For example:

    lmvutil --authAs adminEast --authDomain example --authPassword "*"
    --listPods

    The command lists the pod name, pod description (if any), and the site to which the pod belongs.

  2. Run the lmvutil command with the --updatePod option to change the pod name.

    You must run this command on a View Connection Server instance in the pod.

    lmvutil --updatePod --podName podname [--newPodName podname] [--description text]

    Option

    Description

    --podName

    Specifies the name of the pod to change.

    --newPodName

    Specifies the new name for the pod. A pod name can contain between 1 and 64 characters.

    --description

    (Optional) Provides a description of the pod. The description can contain between 1 and 1024 characters.

    For example:

    lmvutil --authAs adminEast --authDomain domainEast --authPassword "*"
    --updatePod --podName "Default Pod" --newPodName "East Pod 2"