To create a new virtual network manager interface (vNET manager) for a fabric, cluster, standalone switch, or virtual network, use the vnet-manager-create command.

Syntax   vnet-manager-interface-add

vnet-manager-name name-string

Specify the name for the vNET manager interface.

Specify the following parameter:

vlan vlan-id

Specify the VLAN identifier. This is a value between 1, and 4094.

Specify any of the following options:

ip ip-address

Specify the IP address of the interface.

netmask netmask

Specify the netmask.

assignment none|dhcp|dhcpv6

Specify the DHCP method to assign the IP address.

vnet vnet-name

Specify the vNET for the interface.

vlan-type public|private

Specify the VLAN type as public or private.

vxlan vxlan-id

Specify the VXLAN identifier. This is a value between 0, and 16777215.

if mgmt|data|span

Specify if the interface is a management, data or span interface.

alias-on alias-on-string

Specify an alias for the interface.


Specify if the interface is exclusive to the configuration. Exclusive means that other configurations cannot use the interface.


Specify if the NIC is enabled or disabled.

vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string

Specify the VRRP primary interface.

vrrp-priority number

Specify the VRRP priority for the interface. Range is 0 - 254.

vrrp-adv-int ms

Specify the VRRP Advertisement Interval. In ms, min 10, max 40950, default 1000.

vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string

Specify the VRRP primary interface.

secondary-macs secondary-macs-string

Specify a secondary MAC address.


Specify a VNIC.

mirror-traffic true|false

Specify to mirror a physical NIC traffic to VNIC.

if-nat-realm internal|external

Specify a NAT realm interface as internal or external.


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

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI


Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.1

The parameters exclusive and nic added.

Version 2.2.5

The parameters l3-port, and secondary-macs added.

Version 2.3.1 

The option autov6 added.

Version 2.4

The parameter l3-port deprecated.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter vlan-type added.

Version 2.5

The parameters vnet and sriov-vf added.

Version 2.5.4

The parameters vrrp-id, vrrp primary, vrrp priority, and vrrp-adv-int added.

Version 2.6.2

The parameter if-nat-realm added.

Version 3.1.0

The parameter priority-tag added.

Usage   A virtual network manager interface (vNET manager) can administer a virtual network (vNET) but the same management abstraction can also be used to administer a fabric, cluster, or standalone switch. This command creates a new vNET manager interface.

Examples  To add a vNET manager interface named, MyvNETmgr, with the IP address, netmask 32, use this command:

CLI (network-admin@switch) > vnet-manager-interface MyvNETmgr ip netmask 32

To create VRRP interfaces on vNET manager zones, use this command:

CLI (network-admin@switch) > vnet-manager-interface-add vnet-manager-name name-string [vrrp-id 0,,255][vrrp-primary vrrp-primary-string][vrrp-priorty 0..254][vrrp-ad-int 10..40950]