I have done some reading about Vmware Mac addresses but need some clarification:
initial mac address : is the Mac address of the virtual NIC of the Virtual machine
effective mac address : is the Mac address of the Guest OS
OK, let 's say we have a physical PC and a Physical switch, The PC is connected to the the switch via the Network adapter.
the Network adapter will have it is burned Mac Address
on the PC (assuming it is Windows OS), if I run Getmac it will show the Mac address of the Network Adapter. I do not know of any reason to change the PC mac address from within the OS, or even if it let you change it.
So what would be the reason if changing effective Mac address on Vmware, which by default uses the initial Mac address ?