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VMware Cloud Foundation API Reference Guide

Network Pools

APIs for managing Network Pools

Table of Contents

1. Create a Network Pool

  • Used to create a Network pool in the system. The added network pool would be used during domain deployments, host commission/expansion flows.

  • If a network pool which is already added before is added, you will get an error with HTTP status 400.

  • If a malformed network pool is added (payload for network parameters, name which is already exist), you will get an error.

1.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • Name

  • List of networks associated with network pool in which each network has

    • Network type - It can be VSAN, VMOTION or NFS Type.

    • VLAN ID - Valid Vlan id range is 0 to 4096.

    • MTU - Valid MTU range is 1500 to 9216.

    • Subnet - Networks of diferent types (e.g. VSAN/VMOTION/NFS) must not have overlapping subnets

    • Subnet mask

    • gateway - The gateway defined for the specified subnet

    • List of IP address ranges - the start and end IP address of each IP Pool should be part of the subnet

1.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools' -i -X POST \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....' \
    -d '{
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "type" : "VSAN",
    "vlanId" : 3002,
    "mtu" : 9001,
    "subnet" : "192.168.8.0",
    "mask" : "255.255.252.0",
    "gateway" : "192.168.8.1",
    "ipPools" : [ {
      "start" : "192.168.8.5",
      "end" : "192.168.8.8"
    } ]
  } ]
}'

HTTP Request

POST /v1/network-pools HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 304
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

{
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "type" : "VSAN",
    "vlanId" : 3002,
    "mtu" : 9001,
    "subnet" : "192.168.8.0",
    "mask" : "255.255.252.0",
    "gateway" : "192.168.8.1",
    "ipPools" : [ {
      "start" : "192.168.8.5",
      "end" : "192.168.8.8"
    } ]
  } ]
}

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: /v1/network-pools/2d36160d-c177-42c1-972d-b77833cb5e55
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 165

{
  "id" : "2d36160d-c177-42c1-972d-b77833cb5e55",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "d56bdc2a-9044-45e2-a3c0-ab3913c3e4f2"
  } ]
}

2. Get the Network Pools

2.1. Prerequisites

None

2.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools' -i -X GET \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Request

GET /v1/network-pools HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 375

{
  "elements" : [ {
    "id" : "3547f935-d140-47ee-bc09-eb4975d15cf4",
    "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
    "networks" : [ {
      "id" : "682d2b72-f3fa-4391-9e6c-e0527304ba1d"
    } ]
  }, {
    "id" : "5e5a404a-e90a-47a8-8fa6-da88a6ce6eee",
    "name" : "finance-networkpool",
    "networks" : [ {
      "id" : "0d2a8ae3-f0fc-4b2b-9e51-aca661da51f6"
    } ]
  } ]
}

3. Get a Network Pool

3.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • ID of the network pool

3.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/1ca4851b-4e4a-4b59-8a88-b82fd11f517a' -i -X GET \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Request

GET /v1/network-pools/1ca4851b-4e4a-4b59-8a88-b82fd11f517a HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 165

{
  "id" : "1ca4851b-4e4a-4b59-8a88-b82fd11f517a",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "38b18945-8d99-4954-83da-1e419bf0dbc3"
  } ]
}

4. Get a Network of a Network Pool

4.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • ID of the network

4.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/458ef376-d519-4ac7-8264-f5687e4980fd/networks/7f2f29e6-8454-4467-8775-40d5eefc0b70' -i -X GET \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 270

{
  "id" : "7f2f29e6-8454-4467-8775-40d5eefc0b70",
  "type" : "VSAN",
  "vlanId" : 3002,
  "mtu" : 9216,
  "subnet" : "192.168.8.0",
  "mask" : "255.255.252.0",
  "gateway" : "192.168.8.1",
  "ipPools" : [ {
    "start" : "192.168.8.5",
    "end" : "192.168.8.8"
  } ]
}

5. Rename a Network Pool

5.1. Prerequisites

  • Network pool must exist.

5.2. Steps

  • Get the ID of the network pool. Filter the response by the network pool’s current name to get the corresponding ID.

Tip : Get the Network Pools

  • Create a network pool update spec. Create a JSON with the “name” field containing the desired new network pool name.

Tip : NetworkPoolUpdateSpec

  • Invoke the network pool rename (update) task using the input spec and network pool ID.

Note : Running the updateNetworkPool API will ensure that the requested new name is valid. The API call will fail if the requested new name is invalid.

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/75b5969e-c7fd-426f-9c5e-e02d6e4d1464' -i -X PATCH \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....' \
    -d '{
  "name" : "new_name"
}'

HTTP Request

PATCH /v1/network-pools/75b5969e-c7fd-426f-9c5e-e02d6e4d1464 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 25
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

{
  "name" : "new_name"
}

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 165

{
  "id" : "75b5969e-c7fd-426f-9c5e-e02d6e4d1464",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "bb3fb1d6-68c2-465a-86d6-99d58fffee77"
  } ]
}

6. Delete a Network Pool

  • Used to delete a Network pool.

  • Deleting a networkpool which is being used, will give an error.

  • Deleting a networkpool which does not exist, will give a HTTP response code 404.

6.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • ID of the network pool

6.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

Tip : Refer to: Get the Network Pools to retrieve all network pools in the system and use the ID of network pool to be deleted.

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/e3ff61b2-dedf-4448-b3f8-fbc40dd81437' -i -X DELETE \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Request

DELETE /v1/network-pools/e3ff61b2-dedf-4448-b3f8-fbc40dd81437 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

7. Add an IP Pool to a Network of a Network Pool

7.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • ID of the network pool

Tip : Refer to: Get the Network Pools

  • ID of the network.

Tip : Refer to: Get a Network of a Network Pool

  • The start and end IP addresses for the IP pool

7.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/1f8b4d93-346a-4833-880b-5d2ac0dc7011/networks/35ca04bb-0b52-40df-810a-533568f21faf/ip-pools' -i -X POST \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....' \
    -d '{
  "start" : "192.168.8.5",
  "end" : "192.168.8.8"
}'

HTTP Request

POST /v1/network-pools/1f8b4d93-346a-4833-880b-5d2ac0dc7011/networks/35ca04bb-0b52-40df-810a-533568f21faf/ip-pools HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 54
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

{
  "start" : "192.168.8.5",
  "end" : "192.168.8.8"
}

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 270

{
  "id" : "5f2b75e2-a360-4c8f-9348-6026c11c1e2d",
  "type" : "VSAN",
  "vlanId" : 3002,
  "mtu" : 9216,
  "subnet" : "192.168.8.0",
  "mask" : "255.255.252.0",
  "gateway" : "192.168.8.1",
  "ipPools" : [ {
    "start" : "192.168.8.5",
    "end" : "192.168.8.8"
  } ]
}

8. Delete an IP Pool from a Network of a Network Pool

8.1. Prerequisites

The following data is required

  • ID of the IP pool

8.2. Steps

  • Invoke the API

cURL Request

$ curl 'https://sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io/v1/network-pools/5ca9e6b8-ff6e-45ad-b7f0-b82b47756aab/networks/8153f84a-10bc-4756-b1fc-509092874bac/ip-pools' -i -X DELETE \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....' \
    -d '{
  "start" : "192.168.8.5",
  "end" : "192.168.8.8"
}'

HTTP Request

DELETE /v1/network-pools/5ca9e6b8-ff6e-45ad-b7f0-b82b47756aab/networks/8153f84a-10bc-4756-b1fc-509092874bac/ip-pools HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 54
Host: sfo-vcf01.rainpole.io
Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....

{
  "start" : "192.168.8.5",
  "end" : "192.168.8.8"
}

HTTP Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

Last updated 2022-09-28 17:42:27 PDT

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