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ID: KB0041
Product Version:6 9.0
Last Modified:05 Jan 2016 27 September 2019

Problem

The replica VM cannot be powered on. The following message appears:

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Failed to start the virtual machine. 
Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. Could not set up "macAddress" for ethernet0. 
Invalid MAC address specified. [MAC_address] is not an allowed static Ethernet address. 
It conflicts with VMware reserved MACs.

Background

NAKIVO Backup & Replication replicates a variety of VM properties, including the MAC address. In some cases, the target ESXi host cannot power on the replica VM in case when its MAC address is not within a the standard VMware range.

Solution

The workaround is described in the VMware knowledge base. 


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NAKIVO Backup and Replication replicates a variety of VM properties, including the MAC address. In some cases, target ESXi host cannot power on replica VM.