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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]

       fipvlan  -a|--auto  [-c|--create]  [-d|--debug]  [-s|--start]   [-m|--mode   fabric|vn2vn]
       [-l|--link-retry count] [-u|--link-up]

       fipvlan -h|--help

       fipvlan -v|--version


       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.


       -a, --auto
           Use all Ethernet interfaces currently available

       -c, --create
           Create  network  interfaces for discovered FCoE VLANs. If a VLAN device already exists
           for a discovered VLAN, a new VLAN device will not be created.

       -d, --debug
           Enable debugging output

       -s, --start
           Start the Open-FCoE initiator on discovered FCoE VLANs

       -m, --mode
           fabric|vn2vn Specify whether VLAN discovery is performed in the default  fabric  mode,
           or in VN2VN mode.

       -f, --suffix suffix
           Append the specified string suffix to VLAN interface names.

       -l, --link-retry count
           Retry  check  for link up to count times. The link state is checked every 1000 ms. The
           default number of retries is 20.

       -u, --link-up
           Leave link up if a FIP response has been received.

       -h, --help
           Display a help message with basic usage instructions

       -v, --version
           Display the fipvlan version string


       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

           fipvlan --auto

       Discover FCoE VLANs on interface  eth2,  create  VLAN  devices  and  start  the  Open-FCoE

           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


       fcoeadm(8) fcoemon(8)


       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