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VMware Cloud Foundation API Reference Guide

Network Pools

APIs for managing Network Pools

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/009f7c89-7dd3-4f78-aa76-f983992c3be6
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 165

{
  "id" : "009f7c89-7dd3-4f78-aa76-f983992c3be6",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "ae061db8-6128-4bc0-a13f-96dc52b36350"
  } ]
}

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" : "58aa76d9-24a6-4e58-934b-0f53e29f4018",
    "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
    "networks" : [ {
      "id" : "69b7bba4-622b-4bc3-b75b-84c7aff88f8c"
    } ]
  }, {
    "id" : "60540953-1008-4cf4-b680-c8dbb3d0f74b",
    "name" : "finance-networkpool",
    "networks" : [ {
      "id" : "a50d9597-c3a9-4cc2-9869-d0a880c20fea"
    } ]
  } ]
}

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/5aaf4221-d296-45fb-b91e-a8d2ff421aae' -i -X GET \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Request

GET /v1/network-pools/5aaf4221-d296-45fb-b91e-a8d2ff421aae 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" : "5aaf4221-d296-45fb-b91e-a8d2ff421aae",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "f401ef3d-260b-474b-8171-9dc95a9d8944"
  } ]
}

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/f14ed0c6-a487-4aa9-ac6d-55c48e0d346c/networks/f9f73a8e-5e38-4762-902e-8bc84911864c' -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" : "f9f73a8e-5e38-4762-902e-8bc84911864c",
  "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/d2ff3b40-2d5f-492e-80d5-183196b95ac3' -i -X PATCH \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....' \
    -d '{
  "name" : "new_name"
}'

HTTP Request

PATCH /v1/network-pools/d2ff3b40-2d5f-492e-80d5-183196b95ac3 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" : "d2ff3b40-2d5f-492e-80d5-183196b95ac3",
  "name" : "engineering-networkpool",
  "networks" : [ {
    "id" : "85d7996b-c2ac-47fa-9a9f-4dd99c8a3dea"
  } ]
}

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/a0d4e5db-ccfb-4961-b763-cf35540dcac3' -i -X DELETE \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWRta....'

HTTP Request

DELETE /v1/network-pools/a0d4e5db-ccfb-4961-b763-cf35540dcac3 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/33b14317-70a2-489b-8833-354271aaff03/networks/ed65d8a0-e9da-463a-afbb-7c483d2f60f7/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/33b14317-70a2-489b-8833-354271aaff03/networks/ed65d8a0-e9da-463a-afbb-7c483d2f60f7/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" : "c108c7a8-c262-47bd-99de-ee7651dfe355",
  "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/a61ba100-bd2e-4101-ab9e-abec6d1d729c/networks/d2d357f9-9341-461a-9313-04632494d0b6/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/a61ba100-bd2e-4101-ab9e-abec6d1d729c/networks/d2d357f9-9341-461a-9313-04632494d0b6/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 2022-01-24 06:18:36 PST

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