This command is used to display information about a virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC) on the switch.

Syntax   switch-vnic-show

Defaults   ]

nic nic-string

Specify the vNIC to modify.

ip ip-address

Specifies the IP address of the vNIC.

netmask netmask

Specifies the netmask.

assignment [none|dgcp|

Specifies the method of IP address assignment.

linklocal ip-address

Specify the IPv6 link local IP address.

vnet vnet name 

Specify the VNET name.

l2-net l2-net-name 

Specify the name of the Layer network.

vlan vlan-id

Specify the VLAN assigned to the vNIC.

mac mac-address

Specifies the interface MAC Address.

vlan vlan-id

Specifies the VLAN assigned to the vNIC.

vlan-type public|private

Optionally, specify the VLAN type assigned to the vNIC.

if [mgmt|data|span]

Specifies the type of interface for the vNIC.

alias-on alias-on-string

Specifies an alias if desired.

vm-nic-type [e1000|virtio]

Specifies the type of vNIC.


Specifies if the vNIC is exclusive to a zone. Adding this parameter may improve performance on the vNIC.


Specifies if the vNIC is enabled or disabled.

nic-state down|up

Specifies the vNIC state as up or down.

secondary-macs secondary-macs-string

Specifies a secondary MAC address for the interface.


Specify if the NIC is an SRIOV (single root input/output virtualizatio) interface.

mirror-traffic true|false

Specify if you want to mirror traffic to the VNIC.

if-nat-realm internal|external

Specify a NAT interface realm.


Specify to add a VLAN 0 priority tag on forwarded traffic.

Formatting Options

format fields-to-display

Display output using a specific parameter. Use all to display all possible output.

parsable-delim character

Display output formatted for machine parsing using a specified delimiter.


Display output in ascending order.


Display output in descending order.

show dups

Display duplicate entries in the output.

layout vertical|horizontal

Format the output in a vertical or horizontal layout.

show-interval seconds-interval

Repeat the show command at a specified interval.


Display column headers or not.

limit-output number

Limit the display output to a specific number of entries.


Display the number of entries in the output. This is useful with vRouter show commands.


Display full values in the output instead of scaled approximate values.


Display integer values instead of mapped values


Aggregate output by specific parameters. If sum-by fields are specified, records that have the same value in sum-by fields are combined and displayed as one aggregate record. NOTE: This option is only available for show commands that collect statistics such as connection-stats-show.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI


Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.1

The parameters, exclusive, and nic added.

Version 2.2.5

The parameter, secondary-macs, added.

Version 2.2.6

The parameter, vrrp-state, added.

Version 2.3.1

The parameter, vrrp-state, deprecated.

Version 2.4

The parameter, mac, added.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, vxlan, deprecated. The parameter, vlan-type, added.

Version 2.6.2

The parameters, sriov-vf, mirror-traffic, and if-nat-realm added.

Version 3.0.0

The following parameters added: linklocal, vnet, l2-net.

Version 3.1.0

The parameter, priority-tag|no-priority-tag, added.

Usage   Use this command to display information about vNICs on the switch.

Examples  To display a vNIC, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > switch-vnic-show

See Also