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aoe-interfaces: restrict aoe driver to specified network interfaces


aoe-interfaces - restrict aoe driver to specified network interfaces


aoe-interfaces [dev1] [dev2 ...]
aoe-interfaces -c


The aoe-interfaces command tells the aoe driver to ignore ATA over Ethernet (AoE) traffic on all but the specified network interfaces. It is analogous to the aoe_iflist module load option.

If neither the aoe_iflist module load option nor the aoe-interfaces command are used, the aoe driver will use any network interface for AoE traffic.

If the aoe driver is a module, then calling aoe-interfaces without arguments will display the current interfaces list. If it hasn't been set then the output will be blank.

It's good to run the aoe-discover command after setting the AoE interfaces list.


The -c flag will clear the interface access list, permitting any interface to be used.


In this example, the root user on a host named nai loads the aoe module with only eth0 allowable for AoE traffic. After remembering that shelf 7 is on eth3, this sysadmin uses aoe-interfaces to add eth3 to the list of allowable network interfaces and then calls aoe-discover to ask the aoe driver to look for new AoE devices.
nai:~# modprobe aoe aoe_iflist="eth0"
nai:~# aoe-stat
   e10.9            eth0              up
nai:~# aoe-interfaces eth0 eth3
nai:~# aoe-discover
nai:~# aoe-stat
    e7.0            eth3              up
    e7.1            eth3              up
    e7.2            eth3              up
    e7.3            eth3              up
    e7.4            eth3              up
    e7.5            eth3              up
    e7.6            eth3              up
    e7.7            eth3              up
    e7.8            eth3              up
    e7.9            eth3              up
   e10.9            eth0              up
nai:~# aoe-interfaces
eth0 eth3


Ed L. Cashin (ecashin [at]


aoe-discover(8), aoe-stat(8), aoetools(8).