Support configuring the MAC address of virtual NICs
I have a very specific deployment scenario where controlling the MAC address of virtual NICs is a requirement.
Please allow me to either specify a range of MAC addresses for a subnet, or the MAC address of a specific NIC, just like I can in Windows Server Hyper-V.
This is good feedback. Can you give a few more comments on WHY you want this?
In some cases, MAC addresses are used to validate licensing of software. We recently ran into an issue where our licensing for an application was broken due to the MAC changing (as per design) during restore from image-level backup. Having more control over MACs in Azure would have allowed us to recover faster.
Almost every case I have seen this issue involves migration of software, typically from physical to virtual machines, combines with some vendor who decides the MAC address is a great way to enforce licensing.