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12.2. About Host Entry Configuration Properties

A host entry can contain information about the host that is outside its system configuration, such as its physical location, MAC address, keys, and certificates.
This information can be set when the host entry is created if it is created manually; otherwise, most of this information needs to be added to the host entry after the host is enrolled in the domain.

Table 12.1. Host Configuration Properties

UI Field Command-Line Option Description
Description --desc=description A description of the host.
Locality --locality=locality The geographic location of the host.
Location --location=location The physical location of the host, such as its data center rack.
Platform --platform=string The host hardware or architecture.
Operating system --os=string The operating system and version for the host.
MAC address --macaddress=address The MAC address for the host. This is a multi-valued attribute. The MAC address is used by the NIS plug-in to create a NIS ethers map for the host.
SSH public keys --sshpubkey=string The full SSH public key for the host. This is a multi-valued attribute, so multiple keys can be set.
Principal name (not editable) --principalname=principal The Kerberos principal name for the host. This defaults to the host name during the client installation, unless a different principal is explicitly set in the -p. This can be changed using the command-line tools, but cannot be changed in the UI.
Set One-Time Password --password=string Sets a password for the host which can be used in bulk enrollment.
- --random Generates a random password to be used in bulk enrollment.
- --certificate=string A certificate blob for the host.
- --updatedns This sets whether the host can dynamically update its DNS entries if its IP address changes.