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NAME

       vdeq - Virtual Distributed Ethernet wrapper for QEMU/KVM virtual machines

SYNOPSIS

       vdeq  qemu  [  --mod octalmode ] QEMU_OPTIONS -net vde[,vlan=n][,sock=socketpath][,port=n]
       QEMU_OPTIONS
       vdeq kvm [ --mod  octalmode  ]  KVM_OPTIONS  -net  vde[,vlan=n][,sock=socketpath][,port=n]
       KVM_OPTIONS
       vde{qemu_name}        [        --mod       octalmode       ]       QEMU_OPTIONS       -net
       vde[,vlan=n][,sock=socketpath][,port=n] QEMU_OPTIONS

OLD SYNOPSIS

       vdeq qemu [ --mod octalmode ] [ -sock socketpath [ ,socketpath [ ,...  ] ] ] [ qemu_args ]
       vde{qemu_name} [ -sock socketpath [ ,socketpath [ ,...  ] ] ] [ qemu_args ]

DESCRIPTION

       vdeq is a wrapper to start a QEMU/KVM virtual machine connected to a VDE network.  It uses
       the qemu/kvm  -tun-fd  parameter to set up the connection with a vde_switch.

       The command
              vdeq qemu -b c -hda=sampledisk
       starts  a  qemu  machine  which  boots from the sampledisk image and has a ne2000 ethernet
       interface connected to the standard vde_switch.  The command
              vdeq kvm -b c -hda=sampledisk
       starts a kvm machine which boots from the sampledisk  image  and  has  a  ne2000  ethernet
       interface connected to the standard vde_switch.

       It  is  also  possible  to  create symbolic links to the vdeq executable to have a simpler
       command. If the link has a name that begins with vde the remaining part  of  the  name  is
       taken as the qemu command. For example if vdeq is linked to vdeqemu:
              vdeqemu -b c -hda=sampledisk
       starts qemu as above. If vdeq is linked to vdekvm:
              vdekvm -b c -hda=sampledisk
       starts kvm with the same parameters.

       The  new  syntax  is consistent with the new Qemu 0.8.0 network parameters.  Using vdeq is
       possible to specify a vde interface in the same way as user,tap or socket interfaces.  The
       sock= parameter can be used to use a specific socket.  Please note that what qemu names as
       vlan is not related to the 802.1q VLAN managed by the vde_switch.  port= can  be  used  to
       specify  the  port  of  the switch, otherwise the first allocatable port is assigned.  The
       following command run a qemu VM with two ethernet  interface  connected  to  the  standard
       switch and to the switch with local socket "/tmp/my.ctl", port 10, respectively
              vde    qemu    -net    nic,vlan=0    -net    nic,vlan=1    -net   vde,vlan=0   -net
              vde,vlan=1,sock=/tmp/my.ctl,port=10
              vdeqemu    -net    nic,vlan=0    -net    nic,vlan=1    -net     vde,vlan=0     -net
              vde,vlan=1,sock=/tmp/my.ctl,port=10
       The  following  command run a kvm VM with two ethernet interface connected to the standard
       switch and to the switch with local socket "/tmp/my.ctl", port 10, respectively
              vde   kvm    -net    nic,vlan=0    -net    nic,vlan=1    -net    vde,vlan=0    -net
              vde,vlan=1,sock=/tmp/my.ctl,port=10
              vdekvm     -net     nic,vlan=0     -net    nic,vlan=1    -net    vde,vlan=0    -net
              vde,vlan=1,sock=/tmp/my.ctl,port=10

       The old syntax can be used with Qemu 0.8.0 but all the vde interfaces are assigned to vlan
       0.
              vdeq qemu -sock /tmp/vde.ctl,/tmp/my.ctl -b c -hda=sampledisk
              vdeqemu -sock /tmp/vde.ctl,/tmp/my.ctl -b c -hda=sampledisk
       both  start  qemu with one ethernet interface connected both to the standard switch and to
       the switch with local socket "/tmp/my.ctl".

OPTIONS

       --mod  octalmode, specify the mode for comm socket.

       -sock  socketpath, specify the UNIX socket to be used by local programs  for  joining  the
              VDE.   The  default value is "/tmp/vde.ctl" It is also possible to indicate several
              socketpath (comma separated, no  blanks):  in  this  case  several  interfaces  are
              defined. The first socketpath is connected to the first ne2k interface and so on.

       -h, -help, --help
              print a Usage help.

NOTE

       Qemu has changed its syntax for networking (cvs Nov.15 2005).  As a temporary solution use
       vdeoq and vdeoqemu instead of vdeq and vdeqemu if you are running  a  qemu  with  the  old
       syntax.
       By default qemu uses the same MAC address for every virtual machine, so if you plan to use
       several instances of qemu be sure to explicitly set  a  different  MAC  address  for  each
       virtual  machine.  While  generating  your  address  beware to not use broadcast/multicast
       reserved MACs, ethernet rules say: the multicast bit is the low-order  bit  of  the  first
       byte,  which  is "the first bit on the wire".  For example 34:12:de:ad:be:ef is an unicast
       address, 35:12:de:ad:be:ef is  a  multicast  address  (see  ETHERNET  MULTICAST  ADDRESSES
       section in http://www.iana.org/assignments/ethernet-numbers for more informations).

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_switch(1), vde_plug(1), vde_plug2tap(1), dpipe(1).

AUTHOR

       VDE is a project by Renzo Davoli <renzo@cs.unibo.it>