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Can I change the hostname of the HANA Express after I used the VM Image Method?

Hi all,

we wanted to try out the HANA Express. As we have a VM infrastructure, we loaded the image into our vSphere.

To match our IT infrastructure we need to change the hostname from hxehost to the network host.

I faced several issues trying this before the configuration.

What I did:

I skipped the configuration in the first place to update the hostname to NEW_HOST.

I restarted the VM to reflect the changes on the NIC.

Now the configuration won't run succesfully as it's still watching for hxehost everywhere.

Do I need to configure the installation first and update the hostname afterwards? I found something using the lifecyclemanager hdblcmgui.

Is there any "easy" way ti achieve my goal?

Thanks and best regards,


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  • Mar 09, 2018 at 09:40 PM


    You need to run through the configuration first then change the hostname. With the new hostname, you can change HANA system host with "hdblcm --action=rename_system". See for detail.

    Note: This doesn't work with the server + XSA VM image. We are working to resolve this.

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