How to determine if your dedicated server supports virtual MAC addresses

Find out how to use the OVHcloud API to determine whether the virtual MAC feature is supported on a dedicated server

Last updated 9th December 2021

Objective

In order to use virtual MAC (vMAC) addresses on a dedicated server, you first need to make sure your server supports this feature.

Support for the vMAC function is a prerequisite for all actions concerning virtual MACs.

This guide explains how to check in the OVHcloud API if your dedicated server supports the virtual MAC feature.

Requirements

If you are not familiar with using the OVHcloud API, please refer to our guide on Getting started with the OVHcloud API .

Instructions

Open the following API endpoint in the API console:

Enter the internal server name into the serviceName field, then click Execute.

SVMAC

The result will show a "vmac / supported" entry which can be "true" or "false" (boolean value).

SVMAC

Interpretation of the result

  • false: You cannot use the virtual MAC feature on this server.

  • true: You can use the virtual MAC feature on this server.

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