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UUID plugin
Type: other
Status: supported
First version: 4.3
Copyright: 2007 Red Hat Inc.
License: GPLv2
Manpage: collectd.conf(5)
List of Plugins

Description

The UUID plugin tries hard to determine the UUID (an unique identifier) of the system it is running on, using a file (default: /etc/uuid), freedesktop.org's “Hardware Abstraction Layer” (HAL) if available, dmidecode(8), and another file, this time /sys/hypervisor/uuid.

This plugin has been written to be used in highly virtualized environments, such as compute clouds, where the hostname of guests may not be really unique or may change regularly.

Synopsis

<Plugin "uuid">
  UUIDFile "/etc/uuid"
</Plugin>

Dependencies