What is the best way to deal with building searches and alerting in a Hyper-V environment in which VMs pull MAC address from a pool controlled by the cluster nodes? Is setting all of my VMs to use static MAC addresses best practice (this is a large undertaking and would require maintenance) or is there a better way to do this? Should I rely on another variable to track these assets?
Is there a better variable to use than the MAC address? Something that doesn't rely on manual intervention to set? Is the GUID or device name the standard? Just looking options I may not be aware of.