Google Cloud VM_UUID format for FNP as a hostID

Google Cloud VM_UUID format for FNP as a hostID

On Google cloud, the VM_UUID will be indifferent format when we get it using lmhosid when compare to normal system commands in VM Windows/Linux environment VM_UUID

When we use the system wmic command we get the following UUID

C:\Users\test_lynn76\Desktop> wmic path win32_computersystemproduct get uuid

UUID 1EB966D9-EB4E-6F26-47C7-BB58C911351C

However, lmhostid will not be the same format because the google cloud UUID In cloud environments, FNP follows the approach proposed by cloud providers to fetch the instance ID of the cloud instance. FNP functionality reach out to google cloud provided instance metadata service to fetch the instance ID and that is converted to VM_UUID. FNP is using the logic proposed by google cloud and authority lies with google cloud on when to change the instance ID, below is the format of UUID as a example

C:\Users\test_lynn76\Desktop> .\lmhostid.exe -ptype VM -uuid

lmhostid - Copyright (c) 1989-2021 Flexera. All Rights Reserved.

The FlexNet host ID of this machine is "VM_UUID=6950018112349479755"

Some other examples:

We can check In windows VM using wmic command [not Google cloud] then the format is the same as system UUID

C:\FNP\i86_n3-11.18.1.0_v6\i86_n3>wmic path win32_computersystemproduct get uuid

UUID D1C44D56-370C-45F4-0A4C-7E2449BD585D

C:\FNP\i86_n3-11.18.1.0_v6\i86_n3>lmhostid.exe -ptype VM

lmhostid - Copyright (c) 1989-2021 Flexera. All Rights Reserved.

The FlexNet host ID of this machine is "VM_UUID=D1C44D56-370C-45F4-0A4C-7E2449BD585D"

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