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Rename a SmartConnector in ESM

Hi All,

Just wanted to share the steps I use to rename a SmartConnector in ESM.

To rename a SmartConnector that you have already installed on ESM, simply:

  1. Browse to the SmartConnector installation folder ..\current\user\agent and look for the .XML for that Connector.
  2. Make sure the .XML filename matches the SmartConnector, as you can see it in ESM Console right-hand panel:
    1. In ESM, right-click the Connector > Configure
    2. Look on the right-hand panel for the ''Connector ID'"
  3. Open the .XML file and look for '"AgentName=""
  4. Rename the Connector and Save the file.
  5. Rerun the Connector setup: ..\current\bin\runagentsetup.bat
  6. Reregister the Connector
  7. Verify that the renamed Connector shows up in ESM, and delete the old Connector.


Hope this helps, as far as I know this is unsupported by ArcSight Support, but it work.

There may be some implication and effects may propagate, but i have not had issues so far.



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Re: Rename a SmartConnector in ESM


Good stuff...

In addition to your directions, if you have multiple residual XML's  in */current/user/agent/ you can -

$ cat */current/user/agent/agent.properties | grep agentid and that will spit out the XML in use for edit.


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