How to check and set the disk.EnableUUID parameter from VM in vSphere for OpenShift Container Platform

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The parameter disk.EnableUUID is necessary so that the VMDK always presents a consistent UUID to the VM, thus allowing the disk to be mounted properly. For each of the virtual machine nodes that will be participating in the cluster, follow the steps below from the vSphere nodes:

[root@ocphost ~]# ./govc_linux_amd64 -json -vm.ip='redacted' | jq -r '.VirtualMachines[].Config.ExtraConfig[] | select(.Key=="disk.EnableUUID")'
  "Key": "disk.EnableUUID",
  "Value": "TRUE"


  • VMware vSphere 5.X & 6.X & 7.x
  • OpenShift Container Platform OCP 3.X & 4.X

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