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Can VM uuids be preserved when Leaping to Xi?

  • 26 September 2020
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Can VMs keep uuid when migrated through Xi Leap and back to original cluster?


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Hi ivanm,

 

Changing VM UUID is not a recommended practice as it can lead to a collision and all sorts of issues with VM management and performance including potential data corruption.

I understand that you are asking about preserving the UUID and not changing it. From centralised management perspective each new entity must have a globally unique identified. Defying this logic is essentially changing the UUID.

If you there is a license that is tied to VM UUIDs I would suggest to contact the vendor to re-issue the license for the new set of UUIDs or/and tied it to a different parameter such as System ID or MAC address if possible.

Let me know if the above makes sense or if you still have questions.

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VM uuid is preserved when moving VMs through Protection Domains between two AHV clusters. Question is simple, can this be done when using Xi Leap 

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Hi ivanm,

I was aiming to provide not only an answer but also some reasoning behind it. It seems, I failed. My apologies. The simple answer is “No, it can not be done using Xi Leap”.

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Thank you for the answer! Thank you for the extended one as well!!

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