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Create Network Adapter

CFreemanwa|Last Updated: 1/17/2017
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Applies To: System Center 2016 - Orchestrator

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

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

Create Network Adapter Required Properties

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

Create Network Adapter Optional Properties

ElementDescription
MAC AddressDynamic or Static. You can specify a Static MAC address or, to have the static address generated by the activity, choose <Static-Auto>.
MAC Address poolWhen the MAC address is set to Static, you must specify the MAC address pool.
Network LocationThe network location for a physical network adapter or for a virtual network adapter
Network TagAn 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.
SyntheticTrue or False
Virtual Network IDThe unique identifier of the Virtual Network specified at the host level of the Virtual Machine Manager configuration
VLAN IDA numeric identifier in the range 1 through 4094 for the Network VLAN
Logical NetworkThe name or IP subnet for the logical network.

Create Network Adapter Published Data

ElementDescription
AccessibilityPublic or Internal
Added TimeThe date and time that the Virtual Network Adapter was added, in the format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss AM or PM
EnabledTrue or False
Ethernet AddressThe Virtual Network Adapter address, in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00
Ethernet Address TypeDynamic or Static
MAC AddressDynamic or Static
MAC Addresses Spoofing EnabledTrue 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 TimeThe date and time that the Virtual Network Adapter was modified, in the format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss AM or PM
Network LocationThe network location for a physical network adapter or for a virtual network adapter
Network TagAn 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 AddressThe Virtual Network Adapter physical address, in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00
Physical Address TypeDynamic or Static
SyntheticTrue or False
Virtual Network Adapter IDThe unique identifier (GUID) of the Virtual Network Adapter
Virtual Network Adapter NameThe name of the Network Adapter, which is auto-generated
Virtual Network Adapter TypeEmulated or Synthetic
Virtual Network IDThe unique identifier (GUID) of the Virtual Network specified at the host level of the Virtual Machine Manager configuration
VLAN EnabledTrue or False
VLAN IDA numeric identifier in the range 1 through 4094 for the Network VLAN
VM IDThe unique identifier (GUID) of the virtual machine for which the network adapter was created.
VMW Adapter IndexThe index number of the Virtual Network Adapter
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