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Re-registering a linked clone in VirtualCenter changes the BIOS UUID of the linked clone (1013505)

Details

If you unregister and then re-register a linked clone in VirtualCenter 2.5 update 3 or earlier, the BIOS UUID of the linked clone is changed.
Also, when a host is disconnected from and then reconnected to VirtualCenter, the BIOS UUIDs of the virtual machines on that host are changed.

Solution

After unregistering a linked clone, restart VirtualCenter before re-registering the linked clone.
If a host is disconnected, restart VirtualCenter before reconnecting the host to preserve BIOS UUID of that host's virtual machines.
 

Keywords

clone, unregister, reregister, BIOS UUID

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