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same host name with different ip RRS feed

  • Question

  • can we have two server in different domain with same host name but with different IP in the same network?
    • Moved by cloris_sun Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:14 AM network issue
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:31 AM

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  • Hi,

    This could possibly lead to problems, but if the two (2) servers are not communicating with each other at all it should work. According to best practices you should always assign different names if only possible.

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:48 AM
  • Hi

    Yes, you can have the same hostname for the two server. They will have different FQDN so both of them can be resolved.

    However, this may lead to problems since the default NetBIOS name of a host is the same as its hostname.

    For example, if you install a site system server for a hostname of "server" in site1.contoso.com and you have a computer named server.site2.contoso.com, your DNS server for site2.contoso.com is going to resolve "server" to the computer in site2.contoso.com (which isn't what you want).

     

     You may refer to the following link for more details:

    https://serverfault.com/questions/538759/can-there-be-two-machines-with-the-same-server-name-sql-server-in-the-same-net

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Regards,

    Zoe


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    Friday, November 16, 2018 3:12 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

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    Best Regards,

    Zoe


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    Monday, November 19, 2018 1:30 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.   BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience, you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

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    Zoe


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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:44 AM