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Converting a 7-character server short name to 8 characters

By default, the product assumes you are using a 7-character short name (JOBNAME) for the application servers and deployment managers. If the naming standards require 8 characters, we can lengthen the 7-character server short name to 8 characters.

You should consider the following before performing this task:

To lengthen a 7-character server short name to 8 characters:

  1. Change the 7-character server short name to the 8-character name to use:

    1. Navigate to the appropriate application server or deployment manager.

      For an application server, in the console, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name.

      For a deployment manager, in the console, click System Administration > dmgr.

    2. In the Short name field, replace the 7-character name with the 8-character short name to use.

    3. Click OK.

  2. Update the start command arguments for the servant to use the new 8-character name. If you are reconfiguring a node agent, we can skip this step because it does not have an associated servant process.

    1. Navigate to the servant process.

      For an application server, in the console, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers > server_name > Java and process management > Process definition > Servant.

      For a deployment manager, in the console, click System Administration > Deployment manager, and then under Server Infrastructure, click Java and process management > Process definition.

    2. In the startCommandArgs field, replace the 7-character name, designated by the JOBNAME argument, with the 8-character name to use. Do not include the S character at the end of the JOBNAME. For example, JOBNAME=P5SVR1D,ENV=P5CELL.P5NODED.P5SVR1D

    3. Click OK.

  3. Click Save to save the configuration changes.


Related tasks

  • Controlling application environments with RACF server class profiles

  • Process definition settings
  • Application server settings