Nova instance ID = SMBIOS UUID ?

asked 2016-10-27 14:37:07 -0600

Steve B gravatar image

How is the nova instance ID generated? Is it the same as the SMBIOS system UUID (defined in System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification) found using the userspace command-line utility dmidecode?

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answered 2016-10-30 07:25:16 -0600

volenbovsky gravatar image

Hi, it is same. In most-typical deployment scenario - once Nova generates UUID it will pass it to Libvirt which is controlling QEMU which is controlling that part of SMBIOS I don't know what happens in case you use different Nova Compute driver)

BR, Konstantin

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