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LIBVDEPLUG_VXVDE(1) General Commands Manual LIBVDEPLUG_VXVDE(1)

NAME

libvdeplug_vxvde - vdeplug module for vde_switch based networks

SYNOPSIS

libvdeplug_vxvde.so

DESCRIPTION

This is the libvdeplug module to join vxvde networks. Vxvde is a distributed implementation of virtual networks. There is no need for extra processes like virtual switches.

This module of libvdeplug4 can be used in any program supporting vde like vde_plug, kvm, qemu, user-mode-linux and virtualbox.

The vde_plug_url syntax of this module is the following:


vxvde://[multicast_addr][/OPTION][/OPTION]

If multicast_addr is omitted libvdeplug_vxvde uses the default addresses: 239.0.0.1 for IPv4 and ff05:56de::1 for IPv6.

OPTIONS

v4
use IPv4
v6
use IPv6
port=PORT
define the multicast port (default value 14789)
vni=VNI
define the virtual network identifier (default value 1). (a group name can be used as VNI, in that case the vni is the group id).
ttl=TTL
define the time-to-live (default value 1).
grp=group_name_or_number
Set the VNI and the last three bytes of the IP address to the group id.
hashsize=HASHSIZE
set the size of the hash table for packet switching
expiretime=EXPIRETIME
set the maximum age in seconds of valid packet switching entries
if=INTERFACE
set the (real) network interface to use.

EXAMPLES

vxvde://239.0.0.1
This vde_plug_url refers to the vxvde network defined on the multicast address 239.0.0.1, vni=1.

Programs using
vxvde://ff15::3/port=12345/vni=42
join the same vxvde network defined by the multicast address ff15::1, port 12345, vni is 42.

NOTICE

Virtual Distributed Ethernet is not related in any way with www.vde.com ("Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik" i.e. the German "Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies").

SEE ALSO

vde_plug(1),
August 23, 2016 Virtual Distributed Ethernet