May 26, 2018
Virtual EtherDrive(R) blade AoE target
The vblade is the virtual EtherDrive R blade, a program that makes a seekable file available over an ethernet local area network LAN via the ATA over Ethernet AoE protocol.
The seekable file is typically a block device like /dev/md0 but even regular files will work. Sparse files can be especially convenient. When vblade exports the block storage over AoE it becomes a storage target. Another host on the same LAN can access the storage if it has a compatible aoe kernel driver.