The readme of vblade!!
This is a beta release of vblade, the virtual EtherDrive (R) blade. The vblade is 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. 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.
The Linux aoe driver for the 2.6 kernel is compatible if you use aoe-2.6-7 or newer. You can use older aoe drivers but you will only be able to see one vblade per MAC address.