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How does use_instance_uuid setting work in vmware probe

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DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction



How does use_instance_uuid setting work within vmware probe

Environment

vmware probe 5.01 or newer

Resolution

This works as follows.

use_instance_uuid = yes (default : yes)
When you create static type monitor for guest machine, "vc.uuid" value takes apart of monitor's key.
In this example, yellow colored is "vc.uuid" of the guest machine.

            key = "ESC:V:422edb6c-be41-1270-ffd8-cb3fbba03df1"."Memory"."Memory UsageESC:250"
            name = VM01.Memory Usage

use_instance_uuid = no
When you create static type monitor for guest machine, "bios.uuid" value takes apart of monitor's key.
In this example, yellow colored is "bios.uuid" of the guest machine.

            key = "ESC:V:502ecd08-7c99-fc0f-f6a5-8d8370db8eb7"."Memory"."Memory UsageESC:250"
            name = VM01.Memory Usage
 

Additional Information

1. Important !!
When you change use_instance_uuid value, existing static monitors for guest machine no longer work.
Please recreate monitors manually.

2. The below KB help you to understand difference in between "Static Monitor" and "Auto Monitor".
https://comm.support.ca.com/kb/What-is-difference-in-between-Static-Monitor-and-Auto-Monitor-and-how-IM-GUI-Template-interacts-with-probe/kb000010355

3. "vc.uuid" and "bios.uuid" values can be confirmed in .vmx file.