How to unbind Linux network interface from MAC address

Cerin asked:

I have some Fedora VMs setup ontop of VMWare. Sometimes, when software updates happen to VMWare, the VMs will get new MAC addresses. However, the default network configuration in Fedora is to bind an interface to the MAC at time of creation.

This causes all the VMs to lose network connectivity until I manually login and unbind the MAC via system-config-network-gui. How do I do this via the command line?

My answer:


Don’t bother with this proposed kludge. Just set the VM to have a fixed MAC address.

Edit the VM settings in vSphere Client and set the MAC address to Manual (then specify an address).

vSphere Client Network Settings


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