Easier way to get mac address for new machines
07/18/2017 4400 views
We have a batch of computers from Dell that will need to be imaged, they are Precision Towers 3620. I will probably have to image with USB anyways because PXE in my environment maybe a no go. The existing machines have K1 agents, so they won't be a big deal ~ 200 or so. But this new batch will have to be done some other way. But my first question or concern, in order to get on our network we have to send a list of mac addresses over to the network team. When I boot into bios I see LOM MAC Address, but haven't verified that is the correct mac address. I've went all through the packing list and boxes and machines and even motherboard and don't see the mac addresses listed anywhere. Is the only way to compile this list going to be to turn on each one? If I am going to be doing K2 via USB, might that help me compile a list somehow? I had originally thought I would do K2 USB and still do it over network, just use the USB to get into the KBE, but it maybe easier to have the WIM's local. I'll have to do more research.
Sorry for the mess of text. The main Q I am asking at the moment is if there is a better way to compile a list of mac addresses to give the network team?
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Does your networking group use a system that requires the addresses to the registered, and that is why you need the MAC up front? If so, I would try to work with them to see if a special VLAN can be configured just for imaging. We originally had a VLAN setup that could basically only reach our K2000 and Microsoft (for activation) and we imaged our systems on that VLAN. We only had a few ports on the VLAN and it did not require any sort of pre-registration, it was open DHCP. This allowed us to prep machines in a secure VLAN and collect hardware information from the K2000.
Answered 07/19/2017 by: chucksteel