command starts a process that uses raw sockets to perform ATA over
Ethernet, acting like a virtual EtherDrive (R) blade.
script can be used to daemonize the vblade process,
detaching it from your terminal and sending its output to the system
This should be the shelf address (major AoE address) of the AoE device
This should be the slot address (minor AoE address) of the AoE device
The name of the ethernet network interface to use for AoE
The name of the regular file or block device to export.
The -b flag takes an argument, the advertised buffer count, specifying
the maximum number of outstanding messages the server can queue for
The -d flag selects O_DIRECT mode for accessing the underlying block
The -s flag selects O_SYNC mode for accessing the underlying block
device, so all writes are committed to disk before returning to the
The -r flag restricts the export of the device to be read-only.
The -m flag takes an argument, a comma separated list of MAC addresses
permitted access to the vblade. A MAC address can be specified in upper
or lower case, with or without colons.
In this example, the root user on a host named
exports a file named "3TB" to the LAN on eth0 using AoE shelf address 11
and slot address 1. The process runs in the foreground. Using
would have resulted in the process running as a daemon in the
nai:~# vblade 11 1 eth0 /data/3TB
Users of Jumbo frames should read the README file distributed with
vblade to learn about a workaround for kernel buffering limitations.