Generally speaking, device information is considered as master. Any name (other than blank) received from the device will erase the server side name. For ALEOS devices, depending on your device factory configuration, the device default value for ALMS name can be either ID-xxxxx or be empty. If the device returns an empty ALMS name (set on the device side), then the name set on server side is kept. If the device returns ID-xxxxx, you will probably want to overwrite this value following the steps below.
While registering or editing a system in AirVantage, you have the ability to set its name. This will set the name on the server side only. Please note that the ‘ALMS name’ in ACEmanager remains unaffected by this operation. Still if there is no default value for the ‘ALMS name’ on the device side, this will be sufficient.
At the next device heartbeat, the ALMS name will be configured on the device, therefore overwriting the previous value in ACEmanager.
For each device, at the next heartbeat, the ALMS name will be configured on the device, overwriting the previous value in ACEmanager.
These instructions do not apply to legacy AirLink gateways (Raven, PinPoint etc.) running older versions of the ALEOS firmware. For this class of gateways, there is no way to change the ALMS device name in ACEmanager, as this field does not exist in the AceManager user interface.
You can still edit the ALMS name within ALMS, by clicking on the device name at the top of the Device page. Please note that editing this name affects only ALMS, and does not replicate back to the gateway.