How to Change multiple Node Hostname

Hi everyone, 

I already added the device as ICMP via Network Sonar Wizard. Unfortunately, the hostname is the same with the IP Address. How can I change multiple device hostnames?

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  • You could use a custom property or you can load a CSV.

    # Build Connection to SWIS - SolarWinds Platform
    $SwisHost = <host> # Connection to host $swisConnection = Connect-Swis -Hostname $SwisHost -Certificate # The actual SWIS query $Query = "SELECT N.Caption, N.CustomProperties._Nickname AS NickName, N.IP_Address, N.Uri FROM Orion.Nodes N WHERE N.Caption != N.CustomProperties._Nickname;" # <> N.CustomProperties._NicknameNS $nodes = Get-SwisData -SwisConnection $swisConnection -Query $query
    
    $nodes |
    Foreach-Object {
    Write-Output "Renaming node $($_.IP_Address), $($_.Caption) to $($_.NickName)"
    
    if($($_.NickName) -like 'NotAvailable') {
    Set-SwisObject -SwisConnection $swisConnection -Uri $_.URI -Properties @{ Caption=$($_.IP_Address) }}
    
    # uncomment the lines below if you're seeing the output you expect above
    # else {
    # Set-SwisObject -SwisConnection $swisConnection -Uri $_.URI -Properties @{ Caption=$($_.NickName) }
    }
    }

    OR

    # Build Connection to SWIS - SolarWinds Platform
    $SwisHost = <hostname>
    # $SwisCreds = Get-Credential -Message "Enter the username/password for '$SwisHost'"
    #$SwisConnection = Connect-Swis -Hostname $SwisHost -Credential $SwisCreds
    $SwisConnection = Connect-Swis -Hostname $SwisHost -Username <username> -Password <Password>
    
    Write-Host "Reading data from E:\WIP\inventory.csv"
    $csv = Import-Csv "E:\WIP\inventory.csv" -Delimiter ';'
    
    $csv | ForEach-Object {
    
    $Caption = $_.Nickname
    $IP_Address = $_.IPAddress
    
    $query = "
    
    SELECT Nodes.Caption, Nodes.URI FROM Orion.Nodes Where IPAddress Like '$IP_Address'
    
    
    "
    $nodes = Get-SwisData -SwisConnection $swisConnection -Query $query
    
    foreach ($node in $nodes) {
    
    $newName = $Caption
    
    # skip over this node if it already has the right name
    if ($node.Caption -ceq $newName) {
    continue
    }
    
    Write-Output "Renaming node $IP_Address, $($node.Caption) to $newName"
    
    # uncomment the line below if you're seeing the output you expect above
    # Set-SwisObject -SwisConnection $swisConnection -Uri $node.URI -Properties @{ "Caption" = $newName }
    }
    
    
    
    }