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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

vdpd(8)

Name

vdpd - VSI Discovery and Configuration Protocol daemon

Synopsis

/usr/lib/vdpd
svc:/network/evb/vdp:default

Description

vdpd is a system daemon that exchanges VSI (Virtual Station Interface or VNIC) information using VDP and ECP protocols, defined in the IEEE 802.1qbg specification. The vdpd daemon is controlled through the service management facility (SMF, see smf(7)) service instance:

svc:/network/evb/vdp:default

This means that svcadm(8) must be used to start, stop, restart, and refresh the vdpd daemon. The daemon is enabled by default. To enable VDP exchanges for any VNIC created on the system, this daemon should be running.

The vdpd daemon has no options. Note that it is a Project Private interface.

Examples

Example 1 Enabling the vdpd Daemon

The following svcadm command enables the vdpd daemon.

# svcadm enable network/vdpd
# svcs network/vdpd

STATE STIME FMRI
online 1:32:31 svc:/network/evb/vdp:default
Example 2 Disabling the vdpd Daemon

The following svcadm command disables the vdpd daemon.

# svcadm disable network/vdpd
# svcs network/vdpd

STATE STIME FMRI
disabled 1:33:41 svc:/network/evb/vdp:default

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
service/network/evb
Interface Stability
Project Private

See Also

attributes(7), smf(7), dladm(8), lldpadm(8), svcadm(8)

IEEE Std 802.1 Qbg/D1.6: Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area

Networks-Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks; Amendment XX : Edge Virtual Bridging.