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Virtual Connect Host MAC Address Question

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Virtual Connect Host MAC Address Question

Doug asked:




I am looking for some feedback on how customers are typically configuring the Virtual Connect Host MAC Addresses.


Could you please provide a rough estimate of the percentage split of customers who use the default MAC addresses (assigned at manufacture) vs using VC assigned MAC addresses?




From Dave:




                I do the customer Enhanced Network sessions with customers and I would say that ~ 90% will use Virtual MAC and WWN, while ~ 70% will use the serial numbers.


It is usually the some government site that will not use virtual.


I have one hospital that uses virtual MACs, but will not use WWN as they have done it this way for ever. But I’m working on then to see the value of virtual WWNs!