Is it possible to change the name of a Check Point Multi-Domain Management Server? I don't see any reference to this in the knowledge base.
I'm sure there's some way to do it.
What's the logic behind the request?
Curiosity more than necessity. I figured there was a way to do it too, but didn't see anything on SecureKnowledge, so I figured I'd ask the community! =)
You can change the name of a primary MDS.
export the database.
Install a clean take and configure the desired name in first time wizard.
import the database.
Thanks Dan. I wasn't sure if the MDS ICA would need to be reinitialized after doing this since the hostname would no longer match the ICA. I am aware you can usually get away with this on a management server, but it's best practice.
Thre is only the sk42071 Changing a Security Management (SmartCenter) Name. He starts with the line: Warning to Users and then has: If this is a Domain Management Server, enter the specific instance prior to performing these steps: mdsenv <DMS name or IP>
So we do not find a way here to rename the DMS, only its CMAs. But more information ias available about IP changes on MDS - see sk74020 How to change the IP address of Domain Management Server.
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