VMWare UUID Inquiry
Posted on 2009-07-07
Yesterday, I setup a secondary computer that is running VMWare server 2.01 just as a backup incase the main vmware server computer fails. I copied the vm hard drives and just now I decided to test it to see if it will work.
After changing the network properties to be NAT (instead of bridge) I booted up the server and it asked me whether I copied this VM or moved it. If I copied it, then it would create a new UUID and if I moved it, it would keep the same UUID. My question is what is the unique identifier for?
Is this the same as the UID that windows has? If I move the two domain controllers to this new machine, and create a new UUID, would it distrupt Active Directory? Or is this just a unique identifier that VMWare uses?