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RHEL / Centos Linux 7: Change and Set Hostname Command

On a CentOS Linux 7 server you can use any one of the following tool to manage hostnames:

 

  1. hostnamectl command : Control the system hostname. This is recommended method.
  2. nmtui command : Control the system hostname using text user interface (TUI).
  3. nmcli command : Control the system hostname using CLI part of NetworkManager.

Types of hostnames

The hostname can be configured as follows

  1. Static host name assigned by sysadmin. For example, “server1”, “wwwbox2”, or “server42.cyberciti.biz”.
  2. Transient/dynamic host name assigned by DHCP or mDNS server at run time.
  3. Pretty host name assigned by sysadmin/end-users and it is a free-form UTF8 host name for presentation to the user. For example, “Vivek’s netbook”.

Static – The static host name is traditional host which can be chosen by the user and is stored in /etc/hostname file.

Transient – The transient host name is maintained by kernel and can be changed by DHCP and mDNS.

Pretty – It is a free form UTF -8 host name for the presentation to the user.

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