We need to identify a machine as unique relying on Bios s/n only, is this possible ?
We know that in Inventory 5, the computer identity is calculated by the Inventory server using the following fields:
- BIOS serial number
- BIOS vendor
- UniqueID (MachineSID on windows, Serialnumber on macOS and AIX, MachineID on HPUX and HostID on Solaris)
- Site name
and that if any two values are different then this will be considered unique and a new record will be created.
We have this specific need in our Datacenter -single SiteName- as we creates several VMs -always Phoenix Technologies LTD as bios vendor- with the same hostname starting form a VMware template. These machines are not even sysprepped so they keep the same WinMachineSID.