Is there a way during VMware duplications generating a new hardware ID?

Hi,

I'm developing an app. that runs on VMware ESX, I would like to protect the application using the unique hardware id, when a user wants to duplicate this application VMware "asks" if you want a new ID or keeping the original.
For the obvious reasons I want VMware somehow not allowing users to use the same hardware id (otherwise it will allow license activation for duplicate instances).

Is there a way enforcing that?

Thanks,
Yago

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aldanchCommented:
Similar question you posted: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_23908899.html

Consider deleting this question since the other covers the VMware zone.

Which guest OS is your app running on? Windows, Linux, Solaris?

What type of ESX environment are you running? standalone ESXi or ESX 3.5, Virtual Infrastructure (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise)?
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larstrCommented:
Yago,
Add the following line to the .vmx config file:
uuid.action = "create"

Lars
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ExpandNetworksAuthor Commented:
It's a Linux Redhat kernel 2.4.
running on all types of VMware products - ESX 3.5 , ESXi, VMware Server (standard enterprise)
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ExpandNetworksAuthor Commented:
Thanks larstr, I will check that.
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