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Changing the name of a VMware Horizon View Connection Server (2000357)

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VMware View Manager does not support modifications to the computer name or domain name of a View Connection Server.
The article provides a workaround when the Computer name needs to be changed.


To change the name of the View Connection Server:
Note: Ensure that users are not online before proceeding. If users are online, they will be disconnected from their sessions. 
  1. Create a Replica Server with the desired name and new IP address. For more information, see the Install a Replicated Instance of View Connection Server section of the VMware View Installation Guide.
  2. If there are any Security Servers paired with the old Connection broker, pair them with the new Connection Server. For more information, see the Configure a Security Server Pairing Password section of the VMware View Installation Guide.
  3. Verify that all External URL and PCOIP external URL entries in the new Connection Server are correct.
  4. Ensure that the connections to the pool desktop is possible through the new Connection Server and the Security Server.
  5. Uninstall the VMware View Connection Server on the old Connection Server.
  6. Uninstall the VMware VDMDS on the old connection server.
  7. In the new Connection Server, run the vdmadmin command from the command prompt to remove the reference to the old Connection server.

    For example:

    vdmadmin -S -r -s old-Connection_server

  8. If the IP address needs to be changed to the IP address of the old Connection Server:
    1. Remove the old Connection Server or change the IP address to prevent conflicts.
    2. Change the IP address and restart the new Connection Server.

  9. Ensure that all DNS name resolution for the new Connection Server works properly.

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See Also

Update History

08/12/2014 - Added a link to KB 2051923 in See Also.

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