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VMware Mac Address Changes Reject /Accept

jskfan
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VMware Mac Address Changes Reject /Accept

In Vmware vSwitch settings there is an option about Mac address Change , either set to Reject or Accept .

- I would like to know if there is a way to change the burned -in Mac address.
- I would like to know if there is a way to add new Mac address in VMX file for non-existing Network adapter
- If I add new Network Adapter while the Change Mac Address is set to Reject, will this stop traffic going out of that new New Network Adapter ?


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>>I would like to know if there is a way to change the burned -in Mac address.


Yes in Windows change a registry key! Here's me doing it on my Mac


>>- I would like to know if there is a way to add new Mac address in VMX file for non-existing Network adapter 


Not really for a non existent adaptor but you can edit a Mac address sin a vmx file like this.


>>If I add new Network Adapter while the Change Mac Address is set to Reject, will this stop traffic going out of that new New Network Adapter ?


No? Not sure why you think it would?


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:

ALL MAC Addresses on anything can be changed, it's called MAC Spoofing, and is very common, and easy to do in Linux!

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Thank you