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Configuring IPv4 Virtual MAC Addresses

May 29, 2013

When you create a IPv4 virtual MAC address and bind it to a interface, any IPv4 packet sent from the interface uses the virtual MAC address that is bound to the interface. If there is no IPv4 virtual MAC address bound to an interface, the interface’s physical MAC address is used.

The generic virtual MAC address is of the form 00:00:5e:00:01:<VRID>. For example, if you create a VRID with a value of 60 and bind it to an interface, the resulting virtual MAC address is 00:00:5e:00:01:3c, where 3c is the hex representation of the VRID. You can create 255 VRIDs with values from 1 to 255.