vcenter vm hardware ethernet: connect

Connects a virtual Ethernet adapter of a powered-on virtual machine to its backing. Connecting the virtual device makes the backing accessible from the perspective of the guest operating system.

For a powered-off virtual machine, the update operation may be used to configure the virtual Ethernet adapter to start in the connected state when the virtual machine is powered on.


HTTP request

POST https://{server}/rest/vcenter/vm/{vm}/hardware/ethernet/{nic}/connect

Path Parameters

Name Type Description
vm string Virtual machine identifier.
nic string Virtual Ethernet adapter identifier.


HTTP Status Code: 200



HTTP Status Code Type Description
500 error if the system reports an error while responding to the request.
404 not_found if the virtual machine or virtual Ethernet adapter is not found.
400 already_in_desired_state if the virtual Ethernet adapter is already connected.
400 not_allowed_in_current_state if the virtual machine is not powered on.
400 resource_busy if the virtual machine is busy performing another operation.
400 resource_inaccessible if the virtual machine's configuration state cannot be accessed.
503 service_unavailable if the system is unable to communicate with a service to complete the request.
401 unauthenticated if the user can not be authenticated.
403 unauthorized if the user doesn't have the required privileges.