vblade – virtual AoE target


disk/vblade [ -ir ] [ -s size ] [ -a shelf.slot ] [ -c config ] file [ -e ether ]


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.



Initialize the configuration header in file. All previous configuration information is lost. Without this option, configuration is read from file and command like options override previous settings.  


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 customary 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.  

-c s

Set the AoE config string to s.  

-e ether

Listen to the network port ether. Multiple ports may be specified.  


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




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