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VMS: IP Address and Host Name Change on OpenVMS Alpha and Itanium (Doc ID 742564.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Oracle Net Services - Version: to
HP OpenVMS ItaniumHP OpenVMS Alpha


This note shall assist customers who  need to change the IP address and/or the host name of their server.


This article will NOT be of any help on how to change your network (DNS) and the OS network setup. It will merely mention the components that affect Oracle on OpenVMS.

Potential changes to the Enterprise Manager Grid Console and Grid Control Agent are outside the scope of this article.

This article has the following parts:

- generic introductory remarks
- IP address change
- node name change
- network checks applicable to both procedures

For information on versions before 9.2, please refer to

<>  VMS Steps to Follow When Changing the IP Address of an OpenVMS Node Running Oracle
.<> VMS How to Rename an OpenVMS Node that is Running Oracle V7 or V8

CRS related:
<> VMS How to recreate the Cluster Registry on hp OpenVMS platforms in 10.2


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In this Document
  General Remarks on this subject
 A) IP Address change
 A.1. Review the following Oracle files:
 A.2. Check your database link definitions:
 A.3.  Additional verification:
 B. Node Name changes
 B.1. Files that must be changed.
 B.2. Files that might need to be changed.
 B.3. Database Link definitions:
 B.4. Datafile path names
 B.5. Directory names that must be changed
 B.6.  Batch queue definitions
 C. Verify your network setup
 C.1. Is SCSnode correct?
 C.2. Are the TCPIP logicals correct?
 C.3. Does NSLOOKUP bring back the correct values?
 C.4. Has your local hosts file be modified?
 C.5. Does your NIC card reflect the correct value(s)?
 C.6. Have your clients be modified to reflect the new node name and/or IP address?
 C.7. Use of LDAP (OID)or Names
 C.8. Connection Manager and Firewalls

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