To set a static MAC address for a virtual machine, you can edit the configuration file of the virtual machine by using the vSphere Web Client.

1

Locate the virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client.

a

Select a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host and click the Related Objects tab.

b

Click Virtual Machines and select the virtual machine from the list.

2

Power off the virtual machine.

3

On the Manage tab of the virtual machine, select Settings.

4

On the VM Options tab, expand Advanced.

5

Click Edit Configuration.

6

To assign a static MAC address, add or edit parameters as required.

Parameter

Value

ethernetX.addressType

static

ethernetX.address

MAC_address_of_the_virtual_NIC

X next to ethernet stands for the sequence number of the virtual NIC in the virtual machine.

For example, 0 in ethernet0 represents the settings of the first virtual NIC device added to the virtual machine.

7

Click OK.

8

Power on the virtual machine.