Peter, Pedro, thanks for the extra detail. After reading, I agree that we
won't be able to fix this in Charmed Kubernetes directly.

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  dmidecode decodes /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial incorrectly

Status in dmidecode package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:

  On VMWare 6.5 and higher (HW version 13 and higher) when decoding
  /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial dmidecode produces an output whereby
  the first 16 characters have been reversed in comparison to

  This manifests itself by breaking provisioning in Kubernetes and could
  cause other issues down the line. Other OS such as redhat have already
  patched this in their releases.

  A demonstration of the issue can be found in this pastebin:

  VMWare Issue:


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