The method documented in this article is only to be used for changing the Name/FQDN/IP of a managed server—specifically, those servers listed under the Managed Servers node of the Backup Infrastructure view.
Please be mindful of the following usage exceptions:
The method in this article cannot be used to change the information for a VMware Cloud Director server entry. Updating a Cloud Director entry requires direct assistance from Veeam Support.
The method in this article cannot be used to change the information for machines listed inside a Protection Group.
This method is not intended to be used to change the hostname of the Veeam Backup Server itself. If the Veeam Backup & Replication console fails to start after the Veeam Backup Server hostname has changed; please reference: KB2350 and KB2127
The Name/FQDN/IP of a Managed Server has changed and needs to be updated within Veeam Backup & Replication.
Solves Name Change Only
This solution should only be used to change the vCenter Server hostname if it has changed, and not the database.
If the Name/FQDN/IP of the vCenter changed due to a reinstall or upgrade, and a new vCenter database was used, the Ref-IDs will have changed. Due to the changed Ref-IDs you will need to follow the documented process in www.veeam.com/KB1299
Before You Begin
Gather Old Machine Name From UI
Prior to running the commands below you need to identify the Name\FQDN\IP Veeam is using to communicate with the Managed Server currently. To do this, edit the entry for a Managed Server under Backup Infrastructure and note the “Name:”.
Example of a VMware Server
Disable MFA For Your Account (If MFA is Enabled)
If MFA is enabled for your account, PowerShell commands cannot be run.