If your database is located on the same machine on which vCenter Server is to be installed, and you have changed the name of this machine, verify the configuration. Make sure that the vCenter Server DSN is configured to communicate with the new name of the machine.
If your database is remote, you can skip this procedure. The name change has no effect on communication with remote databases.
After you rename the server, verify with your database administrator or the database vendor that all components of the database are working.
- Make sure that the database server is running.
- Make sure that the vCenter Server computer name is updated in the domain name service (DNS).
- Update the data source information, as needed.
- Ping the computer name to test this connection.
For example, if the computer name is host-1.company.com, run the following command at the Windows command prompt:
ping host-1.company.comIf you can ping the computer name, the name is updated in DNS.