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MAC address of VMware host, at console

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This newly installed VMware ESXi 5.5 server cannot be connected to network unless I provide MAC address of mgmt NIC. I cannot find MAC address at the console. Should have been so easy... is there anyway to access command prompt?

Thanks for any help.

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Hi,

you can check and configure the mac for mgmt network in the esxi host network configuration.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1031111
Typical administration tasks on console include:

    Reset ‘root’ password
    Configure Lockdown mode
    Configure, Restart, Test and Restore the VMware ESX Management Network
    Restart Management Agents
    Configure Keyboard
    Troubleshoot
    View System Logs
    Reset System Configuration (Factory Reset)
    Shutdown/Restart the VMware ESX Host
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Thanks, Andrew. When it comes to VMware, you are the man!

MacClean, your link will come handy some day. Thanks.
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@Akuish Thanks for your kind comments.

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