Set HTTPS Server Certificate Hostname for Secure Device Communication

This page refers to the hostname option on the
Administration > Settings > Device Communications
page.
When devices communicate with
Management Center
over secure channels, certificate information is exchanged. To qualify as legitimate, the hostname used by devices to communicate with
Management Center
should match the Common Name (CN) field of a PEM certificate, or one of the Subject Alternative Name fields. Define that hostname here.
If no value is provided for device communication, managed assets use the first IP address configured on the
Management Center
appliance.
If you are using PDM data collection, it is strongly recommended that you specify a hostname. If no hostname is specified, PDM data collection may fail.

Set a Hostname

  1. Identify the hostname used in
    Management Center
    's HTTPS server certificate, and enter it in the field on the
    Administration > Settings > Device Communications
    page.
  2. Click
    Activate
    to save your changes.
This value can also be applied from the command line interface. See device-communication in the
Management Center
Command Line Interface reference.