A.170 setVnicMacAddrRange

Sets the range of MAC addresses that are available to VNICs.

Syntax

setVnicMacAddrRange [ oui=value ] [ start=value ] [ end=value ]

Description

This command sets the range of MAC addresses that can be used when creating a VNIC. To display the MAC address range, use the getVnicMacAddrRange command.

Options

The following table shows the available options for this command.

Option

Description

oui=value

The OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier) is used as the first three octets of the MAC address. The MAC address is created by combining the OUI as the first three octets with the randomly selected second three octets in the range of start to end values specified, inclusive. Therefore, the value specified here should represent the first three octets that make up the MAC address.

The default OUI is 00:21:f6 and is owned by Oracle. Changing the OUI can result in an overlap of MAC addresses on your network causing MAC address spooking, network conflicts and unexpected network behavior. It is recommended that you do not change this value.

start=value

The parameter used to specify the first possible value for the second three octets that form the MAC address. The default start value is 00:00:00.

end=value

The parameter used to specify the final possible value for the second three octets that form the MAC address. The default start value is FF:FF:FF.

Examples

Example A.226 Setting the VNIC MAC Address Range

OVM> setVnicMacAddrRange oui=00:21:f6 start=00:00:00 end=FF:FF:FF

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