Robert2
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BIOS names and cloned VMs

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Does anybody know if you can manually set the BIOS name of a VM? I know you can set the UUID.BIOS and UUID.LOCATION by editing the vmx file, but is there a UUID.NAME field I can add to the config file? Any information gratefully received.

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dingding
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no uuid.name parameter, modify the vmx file and assign uuid.bios a specific new value

---- Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.

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RParker
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Why would you need to set the bios name of the VM?

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Robert2
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We have a hardware and software management tool called Erecent that monitors the software being used on each VM. It uses the BIOS name of each server, as we have deployed from a template, the BIOS name is being replicated and the management software is recording duplicate entries, hence the need to change the BIOS name

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dingding
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no uuid.name parameter, modify the vmx file and assign uuid.bios a specific new value

---- Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.
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Robert2
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Thanks for the info, I will amend some of the VMs and see if our management teams stop shouting Smiley Happy

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