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  • Question

  • Hi there,

    I have a 2 node Server 2012R2 Hyper-V cluster and a stand alone Hyper-V 2012R2 host. I have one virtualized DC on the standalone host and one on the cluster as a highly available VM. Can someone please advise if I need to assign static mac addresses to the nics on the virtualized DCs. Some people seem to say yes and other that there is no need to. If the answer is yes, then what would be the best way to go about it given that the DCs are already virtualized? My concern is that if the Mac address changes, will it affect AD in any way. 

    Thanks very much,

    HA


    • Edited by ha20 Friday, April 24, 2015 4:24 PM typo
    Friday, April 24, 2015 4:23 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    The connectivity of a Domain Controller doesn't depend on its MAC-Address.
    As long as the IP-Address is set to static, you should not have any issue.

    Just make sure that:
    a) Network Access is not configured based on the MAC-Address
    b) The MAC-Address pools of your three different hosts don't overlap.

    Best Regards,
    Jens


    jensit.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Travis Cappabianca Monday, April 27, 2015 4:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by ha20 Friday, May 8, 2015 11:03 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 9:31 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    The connectivity of a Domain Controller doesn't depend on its MAC-Address.
    As long as the IP-Address is set to static, you should not have any issue.

    Just make sure that:
    a) Network Access is not configured based on the MAC-Address
    b) The MAC-Address pools of your three different hosts don't overlap.

    Best Regards,
    Jens


    jensit.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Travis Cappabianca Monday, April 27, 2015 4:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by ha20 Friday, May 8, 2015 11:03 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 9:31 PM
  • Hi Jens,

    Thanks very much.

    Kind Regards,

    HA

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:49 PM