Hostname error on 6504 switch

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Sep 15th, 2009

Hi all

I was trying to give the following host name to my 6504 switch .It comes up with the following error.

GA-GAN0999-CIS-6504-(config)#hostname GA-GAN-CIS-6504-1

% Hostname "GA-GAN-CIS-6504- " is not a legal LAT node name, Using "CISCO_000000"

the IOS is "Version 12.2(33)SXH5"

Any suggestions on this issue?


I have this problem too.
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Edison Ortiz Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:33

LAT node name max is 16 characters, and your hostname is more 16 characters.

The IOS will automatically shorten the LAT node name to conform to that rule, while leaving the hostname the same.

Unless you are using LAT - which I highly doubt, you can ignore the message.




ullasupendran Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:16

Thanks Edison & Lucien.Is there anything on the command line we can do to make the limitation of 16 chars to some value more than that? Just to come out of those warning messages. :-)


Edison Ortiz Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:38

Either select a hostname shorter than 16 characters or just ignore the warning message. Either way, it should affect your switch as you aren't using DECNet services.

And to answer your question, no - there isn't any command in the CLI to avoid this message.




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