Name Management - Overview

A name management operation is the process of updating the name of a CommServe, MediaAgent or client, and then notifying all the components in the CommCell about the change.

You might need to change the names of the CommServe, MediaAgent and client computers in one or more of the following scenarios:

  • When the CommServe is moved or the hardware is changed to provide a better configuration.
  • When a CommCell is migrated and the clients are moved to another CommServe.
  • When the domain name associated with the CommCell is changed.
  • When a client is moved or hardware changed to provide a better configuration.


The name management process is supported for all components in the CommCell.

Windows and Unix computers that are part of a cluster environment are also supported.