Bamboo remote agent hostname in System Properties tab is showing an unexpected value

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Bamboo Administration >> Agents >> (remote agent) >> System properties (tab) is showing an unexpected (or incorrect / wrong) value for hostname.

For example, on the below tab:


The Java API used by the Bamboo remote agent will attempt to resolve the canonical hostname of the IP Address on the preferred network interface. It may not always match the hostname  set on the machine or previously saved as the agent name into $BAMBOO_AGENT_HOME/bamboo-agent.cfg.xml

In the above example, ip-192-168-1-66.ap-southeast-2.compute.internal is resolved by the DNS lookup for


Confirm with nslookup whether the DNS resolution for the reported IP address matches the hostname reported. If it does and it's unexpected, you'll need to correct it within your DNS resolver.

Otherwise it may be an incorrect mapping in your hosts file (/etc/hosts or C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts) 

Last modified on May 31, 2022

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