The Server Manager uses the VMware API to discover VMware virtual network. It creates the following topology objects for VMware Virtual Networking:

  • vSwitch — Represents the functionality of a hypervisor which connects virtual interfaces (and their virtual machines) to a physical NIC on a server.

  • VirtualInterface — Software abstraction of a NIC for a virtual machine.

  • VirtualDataCenterNetwork — Represents a network zone in which virtual machines may move from server to server without loss of network connectivity.

    The Server Manager creates relationships between the topology objects to show virtual networking connectivity. It also creates relationship between the VirtualMachine and its corresponding Host instance in IP AM-PM.