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How to set a MAC address as a static for VMware

I need to setup a static MAC address on a host in VMware ESXi 6.
Can anyone show me the steps that I need to do to accomplish this?
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Normally the MAC address of the ESXi host is derived from the hardware MAC address of the NIC in your server. In case this failed because the VMware setup has been cloned use this:

http://www.vhersey.com/2012/08/cloned-esxi-duplicate-vmk0-mac-addresses/ or http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1031111

Never tried to set my own MAC address. Don't know if this is still working in ESXi 6: https://www.bonusbits.com/wiki/HowTo:Change_the_MAC_Address_of_VMKNIC_on_ESXi_5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you mean the Host or a Guest VM ?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
sorry no the nics associated with a particular vm. So I guess I would change that on the host for the nics that are associated with that vm..
So I guess mpfister last link would be correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just edit the VM NIC settings, when the VM is OFF, and click the button Static, and enter the MAC Address
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Michael PfisterCommented:
My bad, I thought you want to set the MAC on the ESXi host, not on a VM running on it. Andrews answer is correct.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok cool. Thanks to both of you. I will try Andrews method and let you know..
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vmichAuthor Commented:
power off vm and chg mac
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