NX Mac OS - Set fixed computer name

NX System Administration



Mac OS tends to change the computer name when switching from network access type, e.g. from cabled network card to wireless network card, resulting in a different Composite host ID (CID), leading to an unavailable NX license.


This can be prevented by assigning a fixed computer name in the files :

 Location Filename Value 
 ======== ======== ===== 
 /etc/ hostconfig HOSTNAME = MyNewName 
 /etc/ hosts LOCALHOST MyNewName

The "hostconfig" and "hosts" files are to be found in the hidden folder "/etc", in the Finder --> Go-Go to Folder --> /etc, this will display the folder and its contents.

Note : For a simple Server/Client installation (1 user), the computer name can  be replaced by "", but if a Mac is to be used as license  server for multiple computers, it needs to have a unique name in the 

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: MAC
OS: mac
OS Version: 10.10
Product: NX
Application: PLATFORMS
Version: V10.0
Function: FLEXLM

Ref: 002-7006973

KB Article ID# PL7006973



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