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CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac method of the Msvm_VirtualSwitchManagementService class

Hyper-V

Creates a new internal Ethernet port. It's almost the same as CreateInternalEthernetPort expect for the new internal Ethernet port's MAC address is created dynamically instead of being passed as a parameter.

Syntax


uint32 CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac(
  [in]   string Name,
  [in]   string FriendlyName,
  [out]  Msvm_InternalEthernetPort REF CreatedInternalEthernetPort
);

Parameters

Name [in]

Type: string

The name of the port. This name must be unique.

FriendlyName [in]

Type: string

A user-readable name for the port.

CreatedInternalEthernetPort [out]

Type: Msvm_InternalEthernetPort

Upon successful completion of this method, this parameter contains the created switch port. See Msvm_InternalEthernetPort.

Return value

Type: uint32

The method returns 0 if it succeeded synchronously. Any other return value indicates an error.

Remarks

Access to the Msvm_VirtualSwitchManagementService class might be restricted by UAC Filtering. For more information, see User Account Control and WMI.

Examples

The following C# sample creates an internal Ethernet port with a dynamic MAC address. The referenced utilities can be found in Common Utilities for the Virtualization Samples.


using System;
using System.Management;

namespace HyperVSamples
{
    class CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMacClass
    {
        static ManagementObject CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac(string friendlyName, string name)
        {
            ManagementScope scope = new ManagementScope(@"root\virtualization", null);
            ManagementObject switchService = Utility.GetServiceObject(scope, "Msvm_VirtualSwitchManagementService");

            ManagementObject createdInternalEthernetPort = null;

            ManagementBaseObject inParams = switchService.GetMethodParameters("CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac");
            inParams["FriendlyName"] = friendlyName;
            inParams["Name"] = name;
            ManagementBaseObject outParams = switchService.InvokeMethod("CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac", inParams, null);
            if ((UInt32)outParams["ReturnValue"] == ReturnCode.Completed)
            {
                createdInternalEthernetPort = new ManagementObject(outParams["CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac"].ToString());
                Console.WriteLine("{0} was created successfully", inParams["Name"]);
            }
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to create {0} switch.", inParams["Name"]);
            }
            return createdInternalEthernetPort;
        }

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            if (args != null && args.Length != 2)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Usage: CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac FriendlyName Name");
                Console.WriteLine("Example: CreateInternalEthernetPort \"{0}\" {1}",
                    "First internal Ethernet Port",
                    "FirstInternalEthernetPort");
                return;
            }
            CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac(args[0], args[1]);
        }
    }
}


The following VBScript sample creates an internal Ethernet port with a dynamic MAC address.

dim objWMIService
dim switchService
dim fileSystem

const wmiSuccessful = 0

Main()

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Main
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sub Main()
    set fileSystem = Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    strComputer = "."

    set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\virtualization")
    GetVirtualSwitchManagementServiceInstance
    set createdInternalEthernetPort = CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac
    if Not (createdInternalEthernetPort Is Nothing) then
        WriteLog "Done"
        WScript.Quit(0)
    else
        WriteLog Format1("Err.Number: {0}", Err.Number)
        WriteLog Format1("Err.Description:{0}",Err.Description)
        WScript.Quit(1)
    end if
End Sub

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Retrieve GetVirtualSwitchManagementServiceInstance from WMI
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sub GetVirtualSwitchManagementServiceInstance()

    query = "select * from Msvm_VirtualSwitchManagementService"
    set managementServiceCol= objWMIService.ExecQuery(query)
    For Each instance in managementServiceCol
        set switchService = instance
    Next

End Sub


'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Create a virtual switch by calling CreateSwitch WMI method
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Function CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac()
    set CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac = Nothing
    set objInParam = switchService.Methods_("CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac").InParameters.SpawnInstance_()
    objInParam.FriendlyName = "First Internal Ethernet Dynamic Mac Port"
    objInParam.Name = "FirstInternalDynamicMacPort"

    set objOutParams = switchService.ExecMethod_("CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac", objInParam)

    if objOutParams.ReturnValue = wmiSuccessful then
        set CreateInternalEthernetPortDynamicMac = objWMIService.Get(objOutParams.CreatedInternalEthernetPort)
    else
        WriteLog Format1("CreateInternalEthernetPort failed with error code {0}", objOutParams.ReturnValue)
    end if

End Function

'-----------------------------------------------------------------
' Create the console log files.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
Sub WriteLog(line)
    dim fileStream
    set fileStream = fileSystem.OpenTextFile(".\CreateSwitchPort.log", 8, true)
    WScript.Echo line
    fileStream.WriteLine line
    fileStream.Close

End Sub

'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' The string formatting functions to avoid string concatenation.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Function Format1(myString, arg0)
    Format1 = Replace(myString, "{0}", arg0)
End Function

Requirements

Minimum supported client

None supported

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

End of client support

None supported

End of server support

Windows Server 2012

Namespace

\\.\Root\Virtualization

MOF

WindowsVirtualization.mof

See also

Msvm_VirtualSwitchManagementService

 

 

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