[WINDOWS]Hyper-V: MAC Address allocation and apparent network issues MAC collisions can cause

Discussion in 'Windows/*nix' started by FSOwner, July 17, 2008.

  1. FSOwner

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    In a physical only world, you donв??t usually have to worry about MAC addresses that much as each NIC vendor carves off a MAC address from their ranges which have been allocated to them. However, in a virtual environment, you have to be a little more careful, particularly if you are using dynamic MAC address assignment. This post looks at how Hyper-V allocates dynamic MAC addresses and some potential problems you can face. So often it can be the last thing people think to check, but can be the root cause of otherwise unexplained network oddities.

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