MAC addresses are automatically added to the MAC Addresses list when a DHCP client receives an IP address from a DHCP server under Address Manager control.
You can also add MAC addresses manually in two ways:
- By adding a MAC address on the MAC tab.
- By specifying a MAC addresses when assigning an IP address. For more information, refer to Assigning IPv4 addresses.
To add a MAC address on the MAC tab:
- From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
- Select the Devices tab. Tabs remember the page on which you last worked, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration Information page.
- Click the MAC tab.
- Under MAC Addresses, click New. If you are editing a MAC address, click the name of a MAC address, then click the MAC address name menu and select Edit.
Under General, set the MAC address and name:
- MAC Address—type the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
- MAC Address Name—type a descriptive name for the MAC address.
Under MAC Pool Association, select a MAC pool for the
- No Association—select if the MAC address is not to be associated with a MAC pool.
- Add/Update Association—select to add or update an association between the MAC address and the MAC pool selected in the Pool Name drop-down list. When this option is selected, the Pool Name field is enabled and you can associate any MAC pool with the MAC address. The DENY pool is a default pool provided by Address Manager. You can use this pool to deny specific MAC addresses from obtaining an IP address from a DHCP server. Pools that you define on the MAC tab also appear in this list.
- Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
- Click Add or click Add Next.
Address Manager will display the MAC address as nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn regardless of the format used when adding the MAC address.