IP instead of computer name
At the “Browse and select Virtual Machine” dialog box, some machines show the IP in the “VM Host Name” column instead of the computer name, which shows correctly on the “Display Name” column. I was able to “fix” a couple of them. One of them was missing the reverse lookup entry on DNS, so after creating it and refreshing, the machine displayed properly. The other one had a second IP address defined on the NIC, which was the result of a previous test. After deleting the second address and refreshing the condition was also resolved.
However I still have a problem with some VMs that have actually a second NIC configured with a local address (192.168.1.10) and it seems like NetBackup discovers the IP in a certain order that results in some of these machines to show like this in NetBackup’s console.
I wouldn’t feel comfortable creating reverse lookup entries on the Domain DNS pointing to local addresses, and I can tell that this is only occurring in some and not all of the machines that have more than 1 IP address, so it may have to do with the order in which they were created? Either way, I was hoping that there may be some sort of a technique to get these names to match, but rather than experimenting, I wanted to see if anyone has a suggestion on how to deal with this situation.