How do you change the HOST ID on a VM ware

How do you change the HOST ID on a VM ware
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ggefterAsked:
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coolsport00Commented:
What do you mean by "host ID"?

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ggefterAuthor Commented:
All PTC products use the server machine's MAC or Ethernet Address for licensing purposes. This address is a permanent ID affixed to the Network Card and recognized on Ethernet based networks. PTC refers to this MAC or Ethernet Address as the HostID of the machine
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nhidalgoCommented:
You can edit a Vm's MAC address by going into the vmx file of the virtual machine in question.
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ggefterAuthor Commented:
if i change the mac address, will the VM still work? Can i change it to anything and just keep the same formating?
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ggefterAuthor Commented:
i tried changing the mac address int he .vmx file and when i saved it , the instance stop working ...
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ggefterAuthor Commented:
well what i found out was instead of copying the instance from vm to vm, just creating a new one from scratch, i was able to get a unique host id.
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ggefterAuthor Commented:
thank you for the quick response but it did not work, assigning the points anyway because i learned something new
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