[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2 3/3] enable_vga_console(): print machine UUID under seabios version message

Laszlo Ersek lersek at redhat.com
Wed Dec 12 17:37:22 CET 2012

On 12/12/12 01:36, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 05:16:40PM +0100, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
>> There are users who would like to see the UUID at startup, and it probably
>> won't bother others.
>> Related RHBZ: 876250.
> Out of curiosity, why do they want to see the UUID?

I've received permission from our customer to respond with their words

> What are the business requirements:
> Need to provide SMBIOS GUID (uuid in RHEV) to desktop engineers
> responsible for building Windows virtual desktops on RHEV-D, using
> Microsoft SCCM (PXE boot, "bare metal" install of OS). They have
> access to the guests via user portal and are accustomed to obtaining
> this information in the BIOS POST screen upon startup (as in the case
> of VWware VMs and physical desktop PCs). They do not have access to or
> familiarity with REST API or gPXE command line interface.
> What are the functional requirements:
> Have the BIOS of guests display the SMBIOS GUID (a.k.a. uuid) at POST,
> as this is expected behavior on a real PC. We want to use the same
> process for building PCs on VMs as we do for building them on physical
> hardware, taking advantage of existing infrastructure and skill sets.

Thank you for considering the series.

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