We use a 3rd party for our DHCP assignment. It bases the leases on the MAC address.
We have noticed that Checkpoint is assigning a new MAC address on reboots and thus getting a new IP/lease assigned to it. This showed up when we ran out of IP's in our pool and saw a lot of machines had 2 or 3 leases.
We have our MAC address for DHCP allocation set to "Unique per machine".
I ran a test of being connected to the vpn and getting an IP, disconnected my connection and reconnected and had the same mac and got the same IP. I then rebooted my laptop and then I got a new mac and thus a new leased IP. Is this normal?
Is there a way of getting a more consistent MAC so a machine doesn't receive a new lease each time?