Agent ID is generated based on various parameters, such as security identifier (SID) and SMBIOS Universal Unique Identifier (UUID). A SMBIOS UUID is a 128-bit number used to uniquely identify a host.
When you clone a VDI image:
- If you do not change the agent ID for each VDI clone, make sure that the SMBIOS UUID remains the same.
- If you change the agent ID for each VDI clone, make sure that the SMBIOS UUID is also changed.
To avoid duplication of agent IDs, make sure that the SMBIOS UUID changes on the following VDIs:
VMware vCloud Director
For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base.
vCenter hosted ESXi Server
To get the SMBIOS UUID on a Windows virtual host, execute the following command:
wmic csproduct get UUID