Assigning a Virtual MAC to an Additional IP

This guide will show you how to create a virtual MAC address and assign it to an Additional IP address.

Last updated 26th July 2022

Objective

OVHcloud allows you to associate a virtual MAC address with an IP address, so that you can set up virtual machines with a bridge configuration on your server.

This guide will show you how to create a virtual MAC address and assign it to an Additional IP address.

Requirements

This feature might be unavailable or limited on servers of the Eco product line.

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If you are not familiar with using the OVHcloud API, please refer to our guide on First steps with the OVHcloud APIs.

Instructions

If an IP block has been moved to the vRack, it is no longer assigned to a physical server, as such, you cannot assign a virtual MAC address to any IP.

Via the OVHcloud Control Panel

To assign a virtual MAC address to an Additional IP, you first need to connect to your OVHcloud Control Panel. Next, go to the Bare Metal Cloud section and open the IP menu.

IP

Once you're in the IP section, locate your Additional IP address (or block) in the list and then click the ... button to bring up the list of options.

IP

When the 'Add a virtual MAC' box appears, select a type from the dropdown list, enter a virtual machine name, and then click Confirm.

Type: Refers to the virtual MAC address type ('VmWare' will be a MAC address made for the VmWare ESXi system, while 'ovh' will be for any other type of virtualisation system).

Name of virtual machine: Refers to the desired name for the virtual MAC address, in order to make it easy to identify this IP/MAC pair in the future.

IP

Do not forget to assign the virtual MAC address created in your virtual machine configuration.

Via the OVHcloud API

Use the following API call:

Delete a MAC address

When a MAC address is deleted, it will not be recoverable.

Via the OVHcloud Control Panel

To remove a virtual MAC address associated with an Additional IP, you must first connect to your Control Panel. Once connected, go to the Bare Metal Cloud section and open the IP menu. Select the correct server, so that the Additional IP (or IP block) attached to it appears.

Finally, click on the ... button on the right, then click Delete a Virtual MAC.

Via the OVHcloud API

Use the following API call:

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