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DHCP Not Working With Deployed Linked Clone Desktops

Anthony6890 asked
Last Modified: 2015-04-21
Hi All,

I've been working on an issue with my VMWare environment.  I had created a virtual machine in vcenter and attempted to use the MAC address to reserve an IP address in the DHCP protocol from my DC.  I setup the IP range and setup the filter to allow the IP address for this one desktop; however, it doesn't seem to work.  The virtual desktop is stuck with a 169.254 ip address.  Is there something I'm missing with the vm itself?  I'm currently using vSphere 5.5 and View 6.  

Any direction on this would be extremely helpful.

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