There's a major difference between configuring a pass through NIC (which makes it transparent to the host) and just configuring a pNIC and vNIC with the same MAC. This is apparent to anyone that's worked with vSphere. You also say VMWARE instead of VMWare vSphere or ESXi. VMWare is a company not a product. This is the sign of a user that's inexperienced with a product.
The problem is that this is a site for professionals and you asked a question that showed that you have almost zero knowledge of how ESXi works. When users tried to correct you, you got defensive, which lead to more friction. At least three people (myself included) that participated in your question all run production vSphere clusters and have significant experience with it.
The fact that you keep insisting that your steps were mostly right and that the edits somehow mangle your question only serves to underline that you don't really understand how vSphere works.
Of course, questions about learning how a new technology works are on topic, but when you start telling experts in the field that they are wrong, that's not a way to get a positive response. If you had said "this is the problem I'm trying to solve, how should I do it?" instead of just saying that duplicating the MAC in the guest wasn't working, you'd have gotten much more constructive answers. This is why it's always a good idea to phrase a question in the form of: "I'm trying to solve
______. So far, I've tried
______ but it isn't working. Is this the best way to go about it, or am I missing something?" If you had explained from the beginning what you were actually after, there wouldn't have been a problem.