NAME

vblade – virtual AoE target

SYNOPSIS

vblade [ –ir ] [ –s size ] [ –a shelf.slot ] [ –m eamask ][ –c config ] file [ –e ether ]

DESCRIPTION

For each file specified, vblade serves it as an AoE (ATA–over–Ethernet) target via the specified interfaces. The default interface is /net/ether0. Since AoE uses raw Ethernet frames, the target is only visible on the local ethernet segment.
All target–related options are reset for each file.

Options
i         Initialize the configuration header in file. All previous configuration information is lost. Without this option, configuration is read from file and command line options override previous settings.
r         Raw. Do not use a configuration header. This is useful when exporting a device or file not generally exported by vblade.
s n       The exported target will have size n, rather than the available space in the target. A size may end in p, t, g, m, or k to specify a binary multiplier.
a m.n      Specify the shelf and slot (or major and minor) address of the target. Valid shelf numbers are between 0 and 65534. Valid slots are 0–255.
m eamask   Specifiy a ethernet “mask.” Multiple masks may be set. If set, only respond to targets in the mask set. Ignore all other requests.
c s       Set the AoE config string to s.
e ether     Listen to the network port ether. Multiple ports may be specified.

SEE ALSO

aoe(3), sdaoe(3), http://www.coraid.com/documents/AoEr11.txt.

BUGS

Security depends on control of the local Ethernet segment. It may be unwise to serve AoE on a segment bridged to a wireless network.