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.
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?
Lee Doran (Doranauctions) commented
HAS THIS BEEN DONE YET?
Jim Huf commented
We also need this as we use TSprint and TSscan which use the MAC as part of the hardware ID. Any timeline for this yet?
Jim Berg commented
Would be great to have this feature since as many states it´s common for may licenseservers to use the MAC address.
Charles Naslund commented
We also need this requirement as our hosted software requires license re-activation every 5 days when the Server is shutdown. For our customers this is a "no-go". Please add the static MAC address feature to Azure Servers which are shut down and restarted.
Eric Feurich commented
We are now in the future but still no solution to this problem. There are so many application licenses that depend on MAC-Address. An update on this would be very very nice from Microsoft.
I cannot run RRAS on an Azure VM because the adapters keep changing their MAC addresses and names.
Please make it easier to add VIP's to the VMI's that I can reserve....all the time. I want to run 5 different site with SSL and it should be as easy as eating to much pie - Thanks
Andy Conk commented
We also need this for PowerMTA licensing. Please provide feedback on timeline for this feature to be implemented.
Michael McCoy commented
Please would someone from Microsoft advise when this feature will be integrated. Last update from Microsoft appears to be from February 2014.
I would reckon this is a problem for many application's licensing models.
Please can someone from Microsoft respond.
Matthew C commented
I also would benefit from MAC address retention. If your application requires it for licensing but needs to use the primary nic for MAC address, then the workaround below is a problem.
I try to use Centos VM with static MAC address, any solution or suggestions?
It is possible to get a static MAC address. I have a requirement to have a static MAC address for licensing an Image Gear imaging component from Accusoft. This solution will add a loopback adapter as a second NIC with a static MAC address. This works for my particular situation, it may not work for yours.
The server is an Azure VM running Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. After executing these instructions, I can shut my machine down completely, move it to a different processor family, for example from an "A6" to a "D3", then boot the server again. The loopback adapter will retain its original MAC address and device name.
To add the loopback adapter:
1.Open Device Manager.
2.Select the Network Adapter node in the device tree.
3.Select "Action" -> "Add legacy hardware".
4.Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)"
5.Select "Network adapters".
6.Select "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter"
For MAC backup you can actually try using "cloudbacko home" i am basically using this software from long and really satisfied using this software. Basically, it is an installation version of CloudBacko Free, and it would be more user-friendly. It is for Windows and Mac users. I am leaving a link below just check:http://www.cloudbacko.com/free-backup.jsp
I'll add my comment that this is a very important feature for those of us who use software that ties to the MAC address for licensing.