VDE (Virtual Distributed Ethernet) is an Ethernet compliant virtual network that can be spawned over a set of physical computers over the Internet. VDE is part of the virtualsquare project. VDE includes tools such as "vde_switch" and "vdeqemu". vde_switch provides several virtual ports where virtual machines, applications, virtual interfaces, and connectivity tools can be virtually plugged in. vdeqemu works as a wrapper for running qemu virtual machines that connect transparently to a specified vde_switch. VDE is also supported by qemu-kvm (KVM, Linux Kernel Virtual Machine) in versions 0.12.4 and later using the -net vde command-line option.
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