All Enterprise Monitoring Points (EMP) have two names: a hostname and an APM name. The hostname is used to identify the monitoring point on the network. The APM name is used to identify the monitoring point within APM. By default, both of these names are the same and are generated by APM. They are of the form: <device type>-<unique string>. If you change the APM name, the hostname is not affected. However, if you change the hostname, the APM name is also changed.

Rename a monitoring point

To change the monitoring point’s APM name:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
  2. For the monitoring point you want to rename, navigate to > Rename.
  3. Select rename to.
  4. In the rename to field, enter the new monitoring point name.
  5. Click Submit.
    • The monitoring point’s APM name is changed.

Reset a monitoring point name to its default

You can reset the APM name of the monitoring point to the default name generated by APM.

To reset the monitoring point name to its default:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
  2. For the monitoring point whose name you want to reset, navigate to > Reset Name.
    • The monitoring point’s APM name is reset to its default.

Change the hostname

When you change the monitoring point’s hostname, you also change the APM name.

To change the monitoring point’s hostname:

Web admin

  1. Log in to Web Admin.
  2. Navigate to Monitoring Point Settings > Hostname.
  3. In the Hostname field, add the new hostname.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click > Restart Monitoring Point.
  6. Click Confirm.
    • The hostname and the APM name are changed.

Admin API

  1. Access the Admin API.
  2. Navigate to Hostname > PUT /hostname/.
  3. In the Parameters section, click the box under Model Schema on the right.
    • The schema is loaded into the body parameter on the left.
  4. Change “string” to the new hostname.
  5. Click Submit.
    • The Response Code section should show “200”.
  6. Restart the monitoring point.
    • The hostname and the APM name are changed.

Web admin

  1. Log in to Web Admin.
  2. Navigate to Network Configuration > Change Host Name.
  3. In the Host Name field, add the new hostname.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Restart Networking.
    • The hostname and the APM name are changed.