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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


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.


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