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Initialize the machine ID stored in /etc/machine-id at install time with a provisioned or randomly generated ID. Note: Always use sudo to execute these commands as they require elevated privileges. More information:

  • Print the generated or committed machine ID:

systemd-machine-id-setup --print

  • Specify an image policy:

systemd-machine-id-setup --image-policy={{your_policy}}

  • Display the output as JSON:

sudo systemd-machine-id-setup --json=pretty

  • Operate on a disk image instead of a directory tree:

systemd-machine-id-setup --image={{/path/to/image}}