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Setting SnapCenter credentials on the DAG name fails on IP-less DAG

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Exchange (SCE) 4.x


  • The following command on the SnapCenter Server fails when the DAG name has not IP address in DNS:

PS C:\windows\system32> Set-SmHost -HostName <> -CredentialName <credential-name>
Set-SmHost : failed to set host in maintenance mode. Modify host operation failed.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-SmHost -HostName <> -CredentialName <DAG-credential-name>
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo        "OpenError: (SMSSNapin.PSModifyHost:PSModifyHost) [Set-SmHost], Exception
    + fulQualifiedErrorId : Operation failed,SmPSSnapin.PSModifyHost

  • The same error can be observed in the SnapCenter GUI when attempting to place the host in Maintenance Mode



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