Change a device name

The ExtraHop system automatically names devices by passively monitoring naming protocol traffic (DNS, DHCP, NETBIOS, CDP). If naming protocol traffic is not observed for a device, the device name displays either the IP address or the MAC address. In either condition, you can change the automatic device name to a custom name. The custom name will appear throughout the ExtraHop system.

Here are some important considerations about device names:
  • Custom names are not synchronized between Command and Discover appliances.
  • The ExtraHop system does not perform DNS lookups for device names. The ExtraHop system derives the DNS name for a device by observing DNS traffic over wire data. For more information, see Device discovery.
  1. Log in to the ExtraHop system through https://<extrahop-hostname-or-IP-address>.
  2. Click Assets and select Device in the left pane.
  3. Find a device and then click the device name.
    The Overview page appears, which displays traffic and protocol activity for the selected device.
  4. Click Edit Properties.
  5. Click Display custom name.
  6. Type a custom name in the field.
  7. Click Done.
Published 2021-12-01 20:14