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VMware: The MAC Address entered is not in the valid range

After configuring a manual MAC address on a MAC based license server I received a error message:

The MAC Address entered is not in the valid range. Valid values are between 00:50:56:00:00:00 and 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF:FF

Error message:

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Solution:

Without additional setting in the .VMX config file you won’t be able to assign a static MAC address in the range your require. To disable mac address checking before boot add the following line in the .VMX file.

ethernetX.checkMACAddress = “false”

 

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Re-upload the .VMX config to the datastore and add the virtual machine to the inventory:

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  1. June 9th, 2011  (Quote) at 06:06  (Quote) | #1

    Hi.

    If VM connected to dvSwitch, it doesn’t work.
    And I can’t find how it is possible with dvSwitch or Nexus.

  2. MarkM
    January 25th, 2012  (Quote) at 01:07  (Quote) | #2

    @mikhail

    Hi Mikhail, did you find how to implement static MAC with dvswitch?

    It is easy with vswitch but with dvswitch not the same.

  3. Johan Timmer
    March 23rd, 2012  (Quote) at 23:06  (Quote) | #3

    Great one, this helped me a lot!

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