VM MAC Conflict alarm when restoring cloned VM

Ops Center Protector VMware Application Guide

Version
7.5.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-99PRT004-04

Problem:

When restoring a cloned VM with the original VM present, vSphere Client may display the following critical alarm:

VM MAC Conflict

Solution:

The alarm can be ignored.

When the VM is restored, vSphere may detect a transient MAC conflict between the original and cloned VM before a new MAC address is automatically assigned to the clone.