As far as I know, there's no way of setting the MAC outside the configured ESX range.
I've tried to modify the VMX file manually but it won't take my custom MAC address. I'll give it another day and then close this topic / reward the points. Time to call Mitel I guess.
There is no way of setting the MAC address for an VI3 server to one that is outside the defined range, however you may be able to spoof the MAC from within the Linux session. however I would be betting that Mittel are aware of that one. You will have to inform Mittel of your Strategic view on VMware and tell them that they are either on board with it or imform them that there days as a supplier of yours are seriously numbered
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We just bought a brand new Mitel VOIP phone platform and it works great. It's just the additional add-on applications that we purchased gave us the problem since Mitel's so fearful of VMware.
Thanks for trying guys...I'll open a ticket with them and see who'll budge first.
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 hw ether <your mac here>
ifconfig eth0 up
ifconfig eth0 |grep HWaddr
This doesn't work?
You could add this code to the startup code for the service you're trying to get running.
You will have to allow mac address changes for this portgoup or vSwitch.