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So I scanned (with SNMP and WMI) all of my servers using an exclusive NetBios servername list. (No IP addresses) and on one of my SQL clusters, it reports the name of the cluster back as the IP address of that cluster. No firewall is on, I restarted SNMP but it makes no difference. While I'm glad that it at least found the server, I would much prefer that it resolved back with the machine name and not an IP address. Any ideas?
Edit for clarity: ...it reports the name of the cluster back as the IP address of the "A"node of that cluster
that sounds like a dns issue with the name of the cluster.
if you used netbios to discover the target hostnames, then it got the cluster information from those servers.
if you do an nslookup of the cluster name does it report the same ip address?
You don’t need to discover via NetBIOS name…just use the IP range and select NetBIOS resolution. If you still get back an IP, you may try to configure/verify the computer name field in windows (under control panel -> system). See if that helps.