Setting a static MAC address on a VMWare guest

By default the MAC address for a VMWare guest OS is generated automatically. This may be changed after the guest has been created by editing the config file by hand.

Here are the default config settings which give the dynamic MAC address:

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:d0:a2:18"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

To change this to a static assignment change the config to the following:

ethernet0.addressType = "static"
ethernet0.Address = "00:0c:29:d0:a2:17"

Last updated: 30/09/2008