Is there a we can force the vmware probe to pickup the Computer Name or the DNS Name instead of the Name which administrators normally give in vCentre for identification?
It is causing an issue with reconciling the VM's which already has Robot installed with the one discovered using vmware probe.
As an example below ...its creating duplicate entries as the Name picked up by vmware probe is different to that of the actual Computer Name
Is there anyway we can avoid these issues and force the probe to pickup computer name please?
the vwmare probe pulls the information from the Vmware API.
You would need to check with your Vmware team on how to change the infromation that the API is providing.
I did find some articles on Vmware about changing the name.
I hope this helps
I checked our case history and docs and currently see no way for us to change this from the application side.
Agreed that its the vmware API which provides the information, but its the vmware probe which pulls the information and publishes the data to the UIM DB . So, it should be an option in the vmware probe to decide which information we publish as the "Name" .
Ideally we should not be picking up the "Target Name" visible in vCenter as the machine name , we should pickup the Hostname or the DNS name as the name of the VM. Normally users rename the target name in vcentre to anything other than the hostname for identification , so that should not be a reference for us to create a host name for the server in UIM DB
I believe that device duplication stop after leaving only <IP Address> correlation rule (in discovery_server) enabled.