cpaterik
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Adding Physical NICs to vSwitch

Using Orchestrator, how do you add physical NICs as uplinks to a standard vswitch?

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tschoergez
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cpaterik
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When I used the script you mentioned, I get this error message:

[2012-07-18 17:50:44.930] [I] A specified parameter was not correct.

(Dynamic Script Module name : CreateVMportgrouponNewvSwitch#26)

When I comment out the lines that add the physical NIC, the script works, but obviously does not add any uplinks to the new vswitch.

When I replace those lines with these lines:

config.pnic = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcPhysicalNicConfig, 1);

config.pnic[0] = new VcPhysicalNicConfig();/config.pnic[0].device = A_upLinks[0];

config.pnic[0].spec = new VcPhysicalNicSpec();

The script does not produce any error messages and works, but does NOT add any uplinks (physical NICs).

So I am confused.  I am sure I am missing something.

Here is my entire script:

// ------- Create New vSwitch -------
var config = new VcHostNetworkConfig();
config.vswitch = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcHostVirtualSwitchConfig, 1);
config.vswitch[0] = new VcHostVirtualSwitchConfig();
config.vswitch[0].changeOperation = "add";
config.vswitch[0].name = A_vSwitchName;
config.vswitch[0].spec = new VcHostVirtualSwitchSpec();
config.vswitch[0].spec.numPorts = 128;
//config.pnic = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcPhysicalNicConfig, 1);
//config.pnic[0] = new VcPhysicalNicConfig();
//config.pnic[0].device = A_upLinks[0];
//config.pnic[0].spec = new VcPhysicalNicSpec();
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge = new VcHostVirtualSwitchBondBridge();
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(String, A_upLinks.length);
for (var i=0; i<A_upLinks.length; i++)
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice[i] = A_upLinks[i];
config.portgroup = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcHostPortGroupConfig, 1);
config.portgroup[0] = new VcHostPortGroupConfig();
config.portgroup[0].changeOperation = "add";
config.portgroup[0].spec = new VcHostPortGroupSpec();
config.portgroup[0].spec.name = A_Portgroup;
config.portgroup[0].spec.vlanId = 0;
config.portgroup[0].spec.vswitchName = A_vSwitchName;
config.portgroup[0].spec.policy = new VcHostNetworkPolicy();

var managedObject = A_esxiHost.configManager.networkSystem;
managedObject.updateNetworkConfig(config, "modify");  // HostNetworkSystem

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cpaterik
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

When I used the script you mentioned, I get this error message:

A specified parameter was not correct.

(Dynamic Script Module name : CreateVMportgrouponNewvSwitch#26)

When I comment out the lines that add the physical NIC, the script works, but obviously does not add any uplinks to the new vswitch.

When I replace those lines with these lines:

config.pnic = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(VcPhysicalNicConfig, 1);

config.pnic[0] = new VcPhysicalNicConfig();/config.pnic[0].device = A_upLinks[0];

config.pnic[0].spec = new VcPhysicalNicSpec();

The script does not produce any error messages and works, but does NOT add any uplinks (physical NICs).

So I am confused.

Carl Paterik, VCI, VCAP-DCA, RHCSA, MCSE

VMware, Inc.

Senior Learning Consultant

cpaterik@vmware.com<mailto:cpaterik@vmware.com>

(480) 789-2887 (Cell)

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cpaterik
VMware Employee
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Here is my latest finding/confusion:

config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge = new VcHostVirtualSwitchBondBridge();
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(String, A_upLinks.length);
for (i=0; i < A_upLinks.length; i++) {
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice[i] = A_upLinks[i];
System.log(i + ": " + config.vswitch[i].spec.bridge.nicDevice[i]);
Server.log(i + ": " + config.vswitch[i].spec.bridge.nicDevice[i]);
System.log("PNIC: " + A_upLinks[i]);
Server.log("PNIC: " + A_upLinks[i]);
}

[2012-07-18 23:28:32.648] [I] 0: <-- Note that nicDevice[0] is NOT getting set to A_upLinks[0]
[2012-07-18 23:28:32.648] [I] PNIC: vmnic1  <-- A_upLinks[0]
[2012-07-18 23:28:32.664] [I] TypeError: Cannot read property "spec" from undefined (Dynamic Script Module name : CreateVMportgrouponNewvSwitch#16)

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cpaterik
VMware Employee
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Got it to work.  Here are the lines in the script that worked:

config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge = new VcHostVirtualSwitchBondBridge();
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice = System.getModule("com.vmware.onyx").array(String, A_upLinks.length);
config.vswitch[0].spec.bridge.nicDevice = A_upLinks;  <-- Change needed

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tschoergez
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Glad to see you got it work. I was about to ask what type A_upLinks is and where it comes from... 🙂

Cheers,

Joerg

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