VMware - virtual machines are reusing same ID / GUID


#1

Hello,

I like to ask what is the process for discovery of new VMware virtual machines as it seem CFME is in our case reusing ID / GUID from archived VMs to newly provisioned. What is used as trigger to create new VM record to VMDB

In case of vm.name is some limited amount of characters controlled only?

id, name, power_state, guid, uid_ems, ems_ref
3000000001727, Linux COS 7.0 (d5446ca6-2412-4d54-b11f-55c1e455749e), archived, 940df542-0e6b-11e7-84bc-525400a9448c, 4204acff-224b-432c-1fc8-4d75c7a076ca, vm-1784
3000000001727, Linux COS 7.0 (56859141-e1d1-428e-b1fd-2d0fd45052e7), on, 940df542-0e6b-11e7-84bc-525400a9448c , 4204acff-224b-432c-1fc8-4d75c7a076ca , vm-1788

Any advice how to resolve these duplicity will be appreciated!
V.


#2

Issue identified on VMware side and resolved applying https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2002506
V.