Static MAC address
We need static MAC addresses on the vm's network cards due to the licensing model of the software we need to install.
We cant obtain new licenses every time the MAC address changes.
Having the ability to change the address back to the original might also work for us
This is now complete. All Virtual machines (both ASM and ARM) should retain their MAC address through a stop-deallocate and re-launch.
David Villarejo commented
It definitely does not seem to work properly, my VMs change MACs at every stop-restart
What does it mean ? now VM's have static MAC until we deallocate them?
Hi Azure Networking Team, Is this implemented in the SEA datacenter yet? I have a partner who implemented ABBY, they have the same issue in December.
Contratulations @Pete, and only 3 years to have it implemented!
Is this also in Azure Gov?
Great news -- this is an extremely necessary feature!
Teppei Ishii commented
No really, when will static MAC id's be completed? We had an Azure server reboot this morning and it reset the MAC address, breaking our production ESRI license server.
This should have been an out of the box setting from day freaking one - the lost production time far outweighs any savings we saw by using Azure over Amazon Web Services....
Max Feulien commented
Any updates on this issue? I'm sorry, but Azure is dropping the ball here. This should be an out of the box option. Really disappointed with Azure up to now.
Any update on the rollout of for deallocated machines?
Mark Berry commented
I just stopped and started a VM. The MAC address changed. How do we know if the static MAC through a stop/restart has been implemented for a particular server? Where in the portal can I see and set the MAC address for my VM?
You said "The work to maintain a static MAC address through a stop (deallocated) and restart operation is rolling out currently"
Q: Does this also cover Restore-from-backup scenarios - where the MAC address persists post a VM restore (using Azure Backup)
Ditto. It would be really helpful to provide an update as to when we can expect this enhancement to be rolled out to each region
Eirik Wean commented
Any timeline for when this roll out is complete?
Great to hear there is some progress on this. Our software is tied to the MAC address.
Steve Fowell commented
Yes, same problem, our software licensing is based on the MAC address.
Wow. It's been "PLANNED" for over 2-Years now...seems kind of like VaporWare to me...which is just sad. :( All the competition already offers this to their users.
Scott Varcoe commented
Really need this to be done. It's a no go on Azure until we can run software that has MAC address based licensing. Sigh.
David Summers commented
Hi Corey, this is now the future.
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I am currently in the process of planning an ASR move of an ArcGIS server to Azure that uses the primary NIC for licensing based on the MAC address so the legacy loopback NIC workaround will not apply for me. When would this feature be released?