2 Windows tablet, sharing a common USB LAN card showing as a single entry in ePO?
Trying to deploy agents to 2 different windows tablets, something interesting has happened.
Both tablets are sharing a common USB LAN card, and thus the same IP address. We noticed that if we switch the USB LAN card from the first tablet to the second one, ePO responds by updating one particular record in the system tree, instead of creating a new separate entry for the second tablet.
I don't understand why this is happening, the two tablets are having a very different UUID so ePO should be referencing that to create two entries for both tablets right?
Is there any option to correct this? Or is this an expected behaviour?
Re: 2 Windows tablet, sharing a common USB LAN card showing as a single entry in ePO?
EPO uses 'system matching criteria' to determine whether systems communicating to the server need to update an existing entry (i.e. overwrite existing properties on a system in the system tree as you are seeing) or create a new object/system. When 2 unique system properties change (i.e. IP and MAC address) it will re-evaluate the system - since it then finds an existing system that already has that MAC address EPO will just overwrite the existing entry it finds.