You can assign static MAC addresses to a powered-down virtual machine's virtual NICs.

Before you begin

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the virtual machine from the inventory panel.
  2. Click the Summary tab and click Edit Settings.
  3. Select the network adapter from the Hardware list.
  4. In the MAC Address group, select Manual.
  5. Enter the static MAC address, and click OK.