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I've been using HP Server Automation for some time, but have noticed an interesting issue I'm hoping the SF community has seen / knows a workaround to.

When the management agent on Solaris or RHEL (only platforms I've noticed it on) reports the hostname of the managed server, it does not return the value of hostname, it returns the first alias to that entry in /etc/hosts.

Any ideas on how to get around that? Other than editing /etc/hosts so the alias is at the end of the line instead of the front?

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The only workaround for this behavior through version 7.8 is to edit /etc/hosts so the alias is at the end of the line.

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