sefsinc
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Mac address of virtual machine detected incorrectly by host machine.

Host: Ubuntu 9.10

Guest: Ubuntu 9.04

Vmware: ver 7

Problem:

I have a VM with a mac adress of 00:11:22:33:44:55

This resides in a host with mac address 66:77:88:99:00:11

When I look into the arp cache of the host machine it is seeing the VM with a mac adresss of 66:77:88:99:00:11 and not it's correct mac of 00:11:22:33:44:55.

Is this by design or is it a bug.

Thanks.

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5 Replies
Scissor
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Is your Guest configured for NAT networking?

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sefsinc
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

No. It's a bridged connection. Other VM's pick up the correct mac of each other and the host, but the host sees all vm's with the host's mac address.

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admin
Immortal
Immortal

I am going to assume that the host network adapter that you are bridged to is a wireless adapter. If this assumption is correct, then yes, this is by design.

sefsinc
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

You are perfectly correct. Smiley Happy

Will this behaviour changed if it were wired?

Thanks.

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continuum
Immortal
Immortal

yes




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