Change IdentiFi Access Point "host_name" Attribute

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The Access Points have two name attributes: "name" and "host_name".
In most cases the "host_name" is set like the "name", automatically. But this happens not always. On some APs the "host_name" is build from AP type and it's serial number, eg. "AP3705i-13161432915L0000".

Because the APs are registering themselves with its "host_name" in DNS it is some times confusing when seaching for.

How is it possible to influence the host name attribute?

It's not possible via Controller GUI and I didn't found a suitable CLI command.

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Christoph
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After further testing I found that the AP name has to start with a Letter not a Number. If the name starts with a number the Host Name field is not updated.
https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Solution/Access-Points-Host-Name-field-does-not-match-the-Access-Point-Name 
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