You can add the host name and aliases of the storage system in the /etc/hosts file. You can use the setup command to rewrite the /etc/hosts file.
This process was Updated for Data ONTAP 8.1.1 on 14 June 2012, via NetApp.com
How to do this:
From a workstation that has access to your storage system, edit the /etc/hosts file. Add the following line to the /etc/hosts file:IP_address host_name aliases
IP_address is the IP address of the host.
host_name is the name of the host.
aliases are the alias names for the host.
To add a host name, myhost, with an IP address 192.0.2.16, add the following line in the /etc/hosts file:192.0.2.16 myhost newhost myhost-e0a
newhost and myhost-e0a are the alias names for myhost.
The following is a sample /etc/hosts file:
#Auto-generated by setup Tue Apr 21 17:41:40 IST 2009 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.0.2.16 myhost myhost-e0a # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0b # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0c # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0d
The following is a sample /etc/hosts file in which an IPv6 address is also configured for the interface e0a:
#Auto-generated by setup Tue Apr 21 17:41:40 IST 2009 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.0.2.16 myhost myhost-e0a 2001:0db8::95 myhost myhost-e0a # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0b # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0c # 0.0.0.0 myhost-e0d
Additional aliases via the ‘hosts’ file
Here is another approach for adding aliases via the host file, adapted from Johan Jansson @ BeTips.net
If you find yourself writing an internet address often, you can alias it to a simpler name. For example, I telnet quite often to a server at my old university: mumrik.nada.kth.se. I have aliased this to “mumrik”, so instead of having to type “telnet mumrik.nada.kth.se”, I can now type “telnet mumrik”. This alias will work with any program using internet addresses, NetPositive too, though it may be easier to make a bookmark there. Here is how you do it:
Edit the file /boot/beos/etc/hosts, create it if it isn’t there already.
Add entries with this format:
184.108.40.206 machine.domain.top alias
For example, his mumrik alias looks like this: