Identical ESXi 4.1 Host MAC address issue
I use the dell optiplex 990 as my esxi host. But unfortunately, the on-board network card (Intel 82579LM) is not supported at the present by vmware. So I used a workaround to bypass the network card issue. I move the harddisk on my new machine and installed on another PC on which the network card is supported by vmware. I installed esxi successfully on the supported machine and then moved the harddisk back to my new machine. Then I repeated this on another machine. Now all the esxi are up and running on my two new machines. But I found one important issue that I cannot put the two machines on the same LAN cause the MAC address of them are identical. But i need to copy the VM on one machines to another to make a backup. And i am using Veeam Backup solution. I think this may cause the failure of Veeam backup.
Details around the workaround that I use to bypass the network card issue you can find here:http://billyfung2010.blogspot.com/2011/ ... board.html
BTW, do you guys know how to change the MAC address of the esxi host ? I tried to use ifconfig command but it doesn’t work. It seems that esxi doesn’t support this command.