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Virtual Machines indicate the incorrect node as their host node

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Issue

Virtual Machines indicate the incorrect node as their host node.

Cause

This issue occurs with VMs hosted on Hyper-V hosts if the range of MAC addresses for a host is overlapping with the range for another host. The issue may occur if Hyper-V uses dynamic MAC address allocation.

If a VM has the same IP address or MAC address as an existing node, it will be associated with that node, and not with the currently polled node, with the result that the VM will be mapped to the incorrect node.

Resolution

Modify the range of MAC addresses to avoid duplicate MAC addresses:

1. Navigate to Hyper-V Manager > Virtual Network Manager > MAC Address Range.
2. Modify the overlapping MAC address ranges. For information about the recommended range of MAC addresses on a Hyper-V host, see the Microsoft KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2804678
3. Restart the affected VM to make sure that it picks up the new, corrected MAC address.

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