I am in a network that determines by the MAC address of attached devices to which VLAN the used switch port has to be set to.
For regular devices that use DHCP the MAC address can be simply determined as the devices itself send packets when they recognize a link-up event. However I am interested in how this mechanism is designed to work for devices that use a static IP configuration and that do not broadcast any further packets initially/regularily.
If the device does not send anything the VLAN system can not be configured because the MAC address is unknown.
Is there any standard/RFC dealing with this situation. Is there something like a "hello" packet the device has to respond, exposing it's MAC address?