My company has recently instituted a corporate policy that all servers are to have IP addresses that are issued via DHCP reservations to simplify the management of our IP scopes. We have a Windows 2008 R2 Failover Cluster that is comprised of two servers to host our ERP system. I have changed the physical NICs on these servers to pull from DCHP reservations.
In the properties screen of the IP Address resource for my clustered service, which happens to be SQL, I can change the "IP Address" setting from Static IP Address to DHCP Enabled; however, there is no option to configure a MAC address.
How do I configure an IP Address resource to take on specific MAC address so that a DHCP reservation can be created? If this cannot be accomplished, then is there another way to get a DHCP reservation in place?
A new scope can be created for those devices/services that do not support retrieving their IP from DHCP, but this will likely not be available for a couple of months.