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From Dan Dong <>
Subject Re: Hostname and IP address of VMs created from template.
Date Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:19:24 GMT
Hi, All,
  Thanks for all the info, by recreating the template following the
document, now the newly created VMs have their IP addresses set
automatically, but the hostname still keeps the hostname of  the VM from
which template is created. For CentOS, the hostname is set in the file
/etc/sysconfig/network, apparently new VMs created did not set HOSTNAME
entry from either "name" or "displayname" of the input parameter( I set
hostname to localhost as stated in the document before creating the


2015-01-23 6:45 GMT-06:00 Geoff Higginbottom <>:

> Hi Bhavin,
> Firstly the VMs Hostname is always taken from the 'name' setting and not
> the 'display name' this is why the name setting cannot have spaces (as
> Hostnames are not allowed to have spaces) but the display name can.
> Regarding
> - This setting changes how the MVs are listed on vCenter, and does not
> influence the VMs Hostname
> Regards
> Geoff Higginbottom
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: chinu shah []
> Sent: 23 January 2015 02:50
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> Subject: Re: Hostname and IP address of VMs created from template.
> Thank you Geoff for the response, could you give insights how will it set
> automatically on guest VMs. According to the Documentation ("
> "),
> when we create a VM with Display name we still do not see the hostname set
> as display name. We are using centos "CentOS 5.3(64-bit) no GUI (vSphere)"
> provided by cloudstack. Hypervisor type is VMWare. Does the default
> template miss any scritps to set the hostname as display name. We have set
> the hostname to localhost and manually stopped and rebooted but still the
> hostname was not set to display name.
> Regards,
> Bhavin Shah
> Nuage Networks
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