Virtual machine MAC address

Does removing the existing NIC(network adapter) and adding a NIC to a virtual machine will change MAC address of VM?
hariharan nvAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:

I assume you are referring to the virtual machine Network Interface, and not the host network interface.

If this is vital you KEEP the existing old MAC Address, then record it, and manual enter it again, after you add a new network interface.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Same rules apply for Hyper-V
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
Also note that Hyper-V dynamically assigns a MAC address each time the VM is turned on. So even if you don't remove the NIC, you will need to assign a static MAC to it if that is required.
(might be the same in VMWare...?)
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