Dealing with renaming a sharepoint server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Right now, we have a machine with a portal name (a CNAME record) and a server name. Unfortunately, people have been using in their bookmarks, sharepoint web parts, documents, etc. a mix of the two.

    Now we want to insert an F5 load balancer. But, of course, that's only going to work for the CNAME record. The traffic referring to the server name would bypass the load balancer. To get around that, we would need to "rename the SharePoint server" and then create a second alias in the load balancer to the new name.

    That seemed "simple" enough. But the team responsible for the load balancer warns us that we have to be careful not to use the names being handled by the router from within the machine, or redirection loops will occur and actions will fail. They have told us that we would need to change things so that they used the "new" server name.

    So, is there a documented process for changing an existing MOSS SP 2007 server's name in a situation like this?

    Thank you

    Monday, July 23, 2012 6:09 PM