9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2012 2:25 PM by a.p.

    A few static MACs among a sea of auto-generated

    taylorb Expert

      I have hundreds of VMs and I have never made any of them static.   Now our network team has purchased a solution from a vendor that requires a handful of VMs with static MAC addresses.  They are creating the VMs for us and want these MAC addresses beforehand.     I am at a loss for how to find and reserve a handful of MACs that I can use for this without using a duplicate or using an address that VMware might hand out in the future.    The only KB articles I can find on this list incorrect information.  

       

      Any ideas?  I tried arbitrary MACs but it breaks networking.  The MAC has to start with 00:05:56 or routing is hosed.  And that is the same prefix that the auto MACs start with by default.