Recommended values for system MAC and active gateway VMAC

It is highly recommended to use unicast MAC Address when assigning system-mac or active-gateway virtual MAC address. There are four ranges reserved for private use of unicast. The values are:

  • x2-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

  • x6-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

  • xA-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

  • xE-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

x can be any hexadecimal value.

Table 1: Recommended values
Function System-mac Active gateway Virtual MAC
Access 02:00:00:00:XX:00 12:00:00:00:XX:0Y
Aggregation 02:01:00:00:XX:00 12:01:00:00:XX:0Y
Core 02:02:00:00:XX:00 12:02:00:00:XX:0Y

In the above table, XX represents the unique cluster ID in the function and Y represents the virtual MAC ID (0 to F).

NOTE: Do not use multicast and broadcast MAC address as system-mac address.