My notes on setting up VDE (virtual distributed ethernet) for use with QEMU on Ubuntu.

apt-get install vde
apt-get install qemu

No kqemu for the moment.

I’m following the instructions at Nexedi, with some minor modifications:

1. vde_switch
2. slirpvde -d -n &
3. QEMU_TMPDIR=~/tmp vdeq /usr/local/bin/qemu \    -cdrom current.iso -m 256 -macaddr 52:54:00:12:34:43

Seems to work, but I have no idea what to do with it yet!

Using VDE with QEMU HOWTO by Jim Brown

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