VMware ESX 3.5 and 4.0 create software NICs that are bridged to the physical interface. I'm deploying ESX in a DHCP environment with assigned addresses, so the install is done with a set DHCP address. When the install completes, ESX creates the software NIC with a fake MAC address and thus does not grab the intended DHCP assigned address for the box.
Is there a way to subvert this behavior without messing up guest networking? Is this recommended or does it go against the use model for ESX?