FIPVLAN(8) Open-FCoE Tools FIPVLAN(8)
fipvlan - Fibre Channel over Ethernet VLAN Discovery
fipvlan [-c|--create] [-s|--start] [-m|--mode fabric|vn2vn] interfaces
fipvlan -a|--auto [-c|--create] [-d|--debug] [-s|--start] [-m|--mode fabric|vn2vn] [-l|--link-retry count]
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
fipvlan will enable any interface which is found disabled. If no response is received on that interface it will be shutdown again when
Use all Ethernet interfaces currently available
Create network interfaces for discovered FCoE VLANs. If a VLAN device already exists for a discovered VLAN, a new VLAN device will not
Enable debugging output
Start the Open-FCoE initiator on discovered FCoE VLANs
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 500 ms. The default number of retries is 20.
Display a help message with basic usage instructions
Display the fipvlan version string
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/
Open-FCoE 03/18/2013 FIPVLAN(8)