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Change vCenter Server Name/FQDN/IP in Veeam Backup & Replication

KB ID: 1905
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication 11, Veeam Backup & Replication 10, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0, Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0, Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0
Published: 2014-07-22
Last Modified: 2021-10-11
Languages: FR

Challenge

The Name/FQDN/IP of the vCenter Server has changed, and needs to be updated within Veeam Backup & Replication.

Solution

Solves Name Change Only

This solution applies ONLY if the vCenter Server database has not changed.

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

Prior to running the commands below you need to identify the Name\FQDN\IP Veeam is using to communicate with the VC currently. To do this, edit the entry for the vCenter under Backup Infrastructure and note the “Name:”.
oldname

Next perform the following steps to change that VMware Server's name.

  1. Launch PowerShell from inside the Veeam Backup & Replication console. You can find the "PowerShell" button under the File-menu's "Console" section.
openpsconsole
  1. The Veeam Backup & Replication PowerShell Tookit will load.
  2. Run the following command:
 $Servers = Get-VBRServer -name "old-name"
Replace old-name with the "Name" current set for the vCenter in the Veeam Backup and Replication Console
  1. Run the following command next to change the name:
$Servers.SetName("new-name")
Replace new-name with the new name for the vCenter, this can be an IP, Hostname, or FQDN. 
Do not remove the quotes on either side.
This change will go in to effect as soon as the command in Step 4 completes.
KB ID: 1905
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication 11, Veeam Backup & Replication 10, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0, Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0, Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0
Published: 2014-07-22
Last Modified: 2021-10-11
Languages: FR

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