Manually Configuring a vNIC MAC Address

Configuring a vNIC MAC Address


How do you manually configure a vNIC MAC address?



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To manually configure a vNIC MAC address in Cisco UCS Manager, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Equipment tab in Cisco UCS Manager.
  2. Expand the blade chassis or rack server where the vNIC is located.
  3. Expand the server node that contains the vNIC.
  4. Expand the vNIC adapter that you want to configure.
  5. Select the vNIC template associated with the adapter.
  6. Under the General tab, locate the MAC Address field.
  7. Click the pencil icon next to the MAC Address field to edit the value.
  8. Enter the desired MAC address in the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, where xx is a hexadecimal digit.
  9. Click OK to save the changes.
  10. Confirm the changes by clicking OK in the vNIC template window.

Option A ("Use the set identity dynamic-mac command") is incorrect because the set identity dynamic-mac command is used to configure a dynamic MAC address for a service profile or template, not a static MAC address for a vNIC.

Option B ("Modify the dynamic vNIC connection policy") is incorrect because the vNIC connection policy is used to configure settings such as bandwidth, QoS, and failover policies for vNICs, not MAC addresses.

Option C ("Use the mac-address-table static command") is incorrect because this command is used in a switch configuration to specify a static MAC address entry in the MAC address table, not in a Cisco UCS Manager configuration for vNICs.

Option D ("Modify the adapter policy") is also incorrect because the adapter policy is used to configure settings such as network interface card (NIC) teaming, flow control, and jumbo frame support for network adapters, not MAC addresses for vNICs.