Why Does My Servers Hostname Keep Changing?

Why does my servers hostname keep changing?

Cloud-init sets the hostname on each reboot, if your hostname is not configured to be persistent it will be reset on each reboot. Below you can find out how to make sure your hostname is persistent and remains after a reset which you find below:

Setting hostname via cloud-init:

Simply set the hostname via cloud-init, please refer to the cloud-init documentation here. Once you have done this the hostname will always be set to the desired name after a reboot.

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