When i run pmhostlicense -sfh hostname, one of the reported fields is "Bound to HostName". When a client registers, where does this name come from?
The pmhostlicense "Bound to HostName" information is cached on the master in hidden files in the /var/opt/quest/qpm4u/.qpm4u/.hostinfo directory. This information is retrieved from the client when the client registers with the master with pminfo and may be updated when the client issues a request.
Since the "bind to thishost" feature was introduced in version 5.5.2 (042), the "Bound To HostName" field can be safely ignored for any pmhostlicense entries that report client versions less than 5.5.2(042).