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fipvlan - Fibre Channel over Ethernet VLAN Discovery
fipvlan [-c|--create] [-d|--debug] [-s|--start] [-m|--mode fabric|vn2vn] [-u|--link-up] interfaces
fipvlan -a|--auto [-c|--create] [-d|--debug] [-s|--start] [-m|--mode fabric|vn2vn] [-l|--link-retry count] [-u|--link-up]
The fipvlan command performs Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Initialization Protocol (FIP) VLAN Discovery over Ethernet interfaces. fipvlan can be used as a diagnostic tool to determine which VLANs have FCoE services available on a network, prior to configuring VLAN interfaces and the Open-FCoE initiator. fipvlan can also be used to create VLAN interfaces as they are discovered, and to start the Open-FCoE initiator. The --create and --start options are primarily intended to be used as part of an Open-FCoE boot solution. FCoE instances started in this way cannot be destroyed or reset by fcoeadm.
fipvlan takes a list of network interface names to run the VLAN discovery protocol over, or the --auto option to use all available Ethernet interfaces.
fipvlan will enable any interface which is found disabled. If no response is received on that interface it will be shutdown again when fipvlan terminates.
-f, --suffix suffix
-l, --link-retry count
VLAN NAMING CONVENTIONS¶
If a new VLAN device is created, it will have the name dev.vlan; where dev is the name of the Ethernet parent device and vlan is the discovered VLAN ID number. An optional suffix may be appended to this with the the -f command line option.
Display all discoverable VLANs with FCoE services
Discover FCoE VLANs on interface eth2, create VLAN devices and start the Open-FCoE initiator
fipvlan --create --start eth2
In this example if FCoE services were available on VLAN 101 of network interface eth2, then a VLAN interface eth2.101 would be created and used as the parent device for the initiator.
fipvlan is part of the fcoe-utils package, maintained through the Open-FCoE project. Resources for both developers and users can be found at the Open-FCoE website http://open-fcoe.org/