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Create Network Adapter

Updated: November 19, 2010

Applies To: Opalis 6.3

The Create Network Adapter object is used to create a new network adapter and attach it to a specified virtual machine.

For the procedure to configure this object, see Configuring the Create Network Adapter Object.

The following tables list the properties and published data for this object. The object publishes all of the data from the required and optional properties into published data.

Create Virtual Network Adapter Properties

Element Description

VM ID

The unique identifier (GUID) of the virtual machine for which the network adapter is being created

Optional Properties

Element Description

MAC Address

Dynamic or Static. You can specify a Static MAC address or, to have the static address generated by the activity, choose <Static-Auto>.

Network Location

The network location for a physical network adapter or for a virtual network adapter

Network Tag

An alphanumeric value of your choice to differentiate the host’s virtual networks, based on a criterion such as throughput or security. Network tags can be used to match virtual machines with suitable hosts.

Synthetic

True or False

Virtual Network ID

The unique identifier of the Virtual Network specified at the host level of the Virtual Machine Manager configuration

VLAN ID

A numeric identifier in the range 1 through 4094 for the Network VLAN

Create Network Adapter Published Data

Element Description

Accessibility

Public or Internal

Added Time

The date and time that the Virtual Network Adapter was added, in the format mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM or PM

Enabled

True or False

Ethernet Address

The Virtual Network Adapter address, in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00

Ethernet Address Type

Dynamic or Static

MAC Address

Dynamic or Static

MAC Addresses Spoofing Enabled

True or False. If True, allows the guest operating system of a Hyper-V virtual machine to provide an alternative MAC Address to the one that the virtual machine provides.

Modified Time

The date and time that the Virtual Network Adapter was modified, in the format mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM or PM

Network Location

The network location for a physical network adapter or for a virtual network adapter

Network Tag

An alphanumeric value to differentiate the host’s virtual networks, based on a criterion such as throughput or security. Network tags can be used to match virtual machines with suitable hosts.

Physical Address

The Virtual Network Adapter physical address, in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00

Physical Address Type

Dynamic or Static

Synthetic

True or False

Virtual Network Adapter ID

The unique identifier (GUID) of the Virtual Network Adapter

Virtual Network Adapter Name

The name of the Network Adapter, which is auto-generated

Virtual Network Adapter Type

Emulated or Synthetic

Virtual Network ID

The unique identifier (GUID) of the Virtual Network specified at the host level of the Virtual Machine Manager configuration

VLAN Enabled

True or False

VLAN ID

A numeric identifier in the range 1 through 4094 for the Network VLAN

VM ID

The unique identifier (GUID) of the virtual machine for which the network adapter was created.

VMW Adapter Index

The index number of the Virtual Network Adapter

Configuring the Create Network Adapter Object

To configure the Create Network Adapter object

  1. From the Objects window, drag a Create Network Adapter object to the active Policy window. Double-click the Create Network Adapter object icon.

  2. Click the Properties tab.

  3. In the Configuration section, click the ellipsis button (...), and select the Name of the Virtual Machine Manager computer that you want to connect to with this object. Click OK. The property required to define this object is displayed in the Properties section.

  4. In the Properties section, assign a value to the required property. If applicable, to automatically populate the value from the data published by any previous object in the workflow, right-click the property box, point to Subscribe, and then click Published data. Click the published data element you want to use, and then click OK. To view additional elements, select Show Common Published Data.

    For a list of the data elements published by each object, see the Published Data tables in the object topic. For information about the Common Published Data items, see the "Policy Workflow Rules" chapter of the Opalis Integration Server Client User Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=205284).

  5. To use additional properties, click Optional Properties. In the Add/Remove Property dialog box, select the properties you want to apply to this object from the Available list, and then click the right arrow button (>>). The properties appear in the Selected list. To remove a property from the Selected list, click the property, and then click the left arrow button (<<). Click OK. Assign values to the properties or Subscribe to Published data from any previous object in the workflow, and then click OK.

  6. For information about the settings on the General and Run Behavior tabs, see Common Configuration Instructions for all Objects.

  7. Click Finish.

Other Network Adapter Objects

The Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager contains the following additional Network Adapter objects:

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