Data Object - PhysicalNic

Property of
HostNetworkInfo, HostProxySwitch, HostVirtualSwitch
Extends
DynamicData
See also
PhysicalNicLinkInfo, PhysicalNicSpec

Data Object Description

This data object type describes the physical network adapter as seen by the primary operating system.

Properties

Name Type Description
devicexsd:string

The device name of the physical network adapter.
driver*xsd:string

The name of the driver.
key*xsd:string

The linkable identifier.
linkSpeed*PhysicalNicLinkInfo

The current link state of the physical network adapter. If this object is not set, then the link is down.
macxsd:string

The media access control (MAC) address of the physical network adapter.

Since VI API 2.5
pcixsd:string

Device hash of the PCI device corresponding to this physical network adapter.
specPhysicalNicSpec

The specification of the physical network adapter.
validLinkSpecification*PhysicalNicLinkInfo[]

The valid combinations of speed and duplexity for this physical network adapter. The speed and the duplex settings usually must be configured as a pair. This array lists all the valid combinations available for a physical network adapter.

Autonegotiate is always implicitly available as a configuration option regardless of how many entries appear in the array of valid specifications.

wakeOnLanSupportedxsd:boolean

Flag indicating whether the NIC is wake-on-LAN capable

Since VI API 2.5
Properties inherited from DynamicData
dynamicProperty, dynamicType
*Need not be set
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