How to change a hostname on Redhat 7 -

Details admin Redhat / CentOS 08 April 2017
Depending on your Rendhat 7 installation you may end up with a default hostname localhost.localdomain. This hostname will be shown on various services your new server will offer as well a it will be show on your command prompt such us:
[root@localhost ~]#
To change your hostname simply edit vi /etc/hostname file and inlcude name of your host.

For example to change hostname to "rhel7" the /etc/hostname file will contain:

# cat /etc/hostname
To update your command prompt simply re-login and to apply this change system wide execute:
# systemctl restart systemd-hostnamed

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