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Archive for June 23rd, 2010

Changing a NIC in a VMware VM from a dynamic MAC into a static MAC address

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/06/23

Sometimes you want to hava a NIC in a VMware VM to have a static MAC address in stead of a dynamically generated one.

This page explains what to change in the VMX configuration file.


ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:40:7e:22"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"


ethernet0.addressType = "static"
ethernet0.address = "00:50:56:3e:86:29"

VMware also has a few docs on this for workstation and ESX installs and a KB article for both.


Posted in Power User, VMware | 1 Comment »

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