Lets assume that for some reason you have in yours infrastructure servers which have exact same FQDNs but different IPs (sometimes it can happen with best of us). And you have question if it is possible to monitor such Objects with your SCOM. Every Entity in SCOM has its own unique HealthService GUID – according to this blog How are GUIDs in SCOM and SCSM calculated? such GUIDs calculated based on many parameter which are same inside Management Group and FQDNs for Windows Computer and Unix/Linux Computer (which are same for our servers). So it is looks like we cannot monitor Servers with same FQDN.
Imagine we have two servers deployed
On SCOM Management server we can create records in c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file
Next on our “second” server we have to manually generate Certificate
/opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/scxsslconfig -h ubuntu1-sec.contoso.com -f -v
Now we can discover this server through SCOM Console with appropriate IP address.
Same can be done with Windows Server Computer but Certificate generated different way.
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