Add a way to perform a site restore to a system with a different name (but keep the same site code). In the event of a Datacenter Move, often times we are not allowed to retain the same system name (location based naming) and we end up having to stand up and entire new infrastructure and migrate.
While this is doable, it's tedious work and when operating in a Hybrid scenario with Intune, it means that we have to re-enroll the Intune managed clients to a new management authority. It's a whole lot of pain.
This can be done in #SCCM 1806 with Site Server High Availability – by bring up a new machine with a new name, and making it the passive site server. Then you can fail over to it (making it active), and you can get rid of the original server.
we have to move data centers and would love to see this feature soon. would rather not have to keep the name of a different server location and confuse people.
Philip Webb commented
This would be extremely useful to me. As well as location based naming, there are also organisations that use metal vs virtual naming conventions, and want to transition their primary site server from one to the other without having an inconsistent name.