Host Information

This section describes the system’s host information and how to configure them, it covers the following topics:

  • Host name
  • Domain
  • IP address
  • Aliases

Hostname

A hostname is the label (name) assigned to a network device (a host) on a network and is used to distinguish one device from another on specific networks or over the internet. On the other hand this will be the name which appears on the command line prompt.

set system host-name <hostname>

Set system hostname. The hostname can be up to 63 characters. A hostname must start and end with a letter or digit, and have as interior characters only letters, digits, or a hyphen.

The default hostname used is vyos.

Domain Name

A domain name is the label (name) assigned to a computer network and is thus unique. VyOS appends the domain name as a suffix to any unqualified name. For example, if you set the domain name example.com, and you would ping the unqualified name of crux, then VyOS qualifies the name to crux.example.com.

set system domain-name <domain>
Configure system domain name. A domain name must start and end with a letter or digit, and have as interior characters only letters, digits, or a hyphen.

Static Hostname Mapping

How an IP address is assigned to an interface in Ethernet. This section shows how to statically map an IP address to a hostname for local (meaning on this VyOS instance) name resolution.

set system static-host-mapping host-name <hostname> inet <address>
Create a static hostname mapping which will always resolve the name <hostname> to IP address <address>.
set system static-host-mapping host-name <hostname> alias <alias>

Create named <alias> for the configured static mapping for <hostname>. Thus the address configured as set system static-host-mapping host-name <hostname> inet <address> can be reached via multiple names.

Multiple aliases can pe specified per host-name.