There are a lot of 'somethings'. They could be mealy bugs - maybe their eggs? I did look up some scale insects on the internet but didn't find anything that really matched what I have going on with my jasmine. The 'somethings' on the vine are very well attached. If I scrape it off, the vine looks unharmed but if I pull a chunk off, it takes off the outer layer of the vine. This is the one plant that doesn't attract ants around our house.
Maybe I should clip a piece and take it to the nursery - maybe they'll know.
I appreciate any other opinions and thanks decam0!