On 07/25/11 - 04:33:48PM, Perry Myers wrote:
> I'm quite happy to have Matahari's 'Hardware'
UUID use smbios if
> available* and do something with MAC addresses (and/or some other
> hardware identifier) if smbios is empty/unavailable.
> * From what I can tell, RHEV, VMware and EC2 all support smbios...
> anyone who doesn't?
Greg, do you know?
EC2, at least the linux instances, do not support SMBIOS as they are
paravirtual Xen guests. VMware supports SMBIOS, but I'm not sure if we are
given the tools to manipulate it; deltacloud uses an attached ISO image to
"inject" userdata. RHEV supports SMBIOS, but the propsed solution to
"injecting" a UUID from the RHEV guys is to use an attached floppy
disk (since RHN also uses SMBIOS, and since SMBIOS is limited to 64-byte
strings in the normal case, floppy was seen as larger, easier, and less likely
to collide with RHN).