Configuring for Network Management Applications
LLDP (Link-Layer Discovery Protocol)
Transmit and Receive Mode. With LLDP enabled, the switch periodically
transmits an LLDP advertisement (packet) out each active port enabled for
outbound LLDP transmissions, and receives LLDP advertisements on each
active port enabled to receive LLDP traffic (page 13-43). Per-Port
configuration options include four modes:
SNMP Notification. You can enable the switch to send a notification to any
configured SNMP trap receiver(s) when the switch detects a remote LLDP
data change on an LLDP-enabled port (page 13-41).
Per-Port (Outbound) Data Options. The following table lists the
information the switch can include in the per-port, outbound LLDP packets it
generates. In the default configuration, all outbound LLDP packets include
this information in the TLVs transmitted to neighbor devices. However, you
can configure LLDP advertisements on a per-port basis to omit some of this
information (page 13-44).
Table 13-14. Viewable
Data Available for LLDP Advertisements
Transmit and Receive (tx_rx): This is the default setting on all ports. It
enables a given port to both transmit and receive LLDP packets, and to
store the data from received (inbound) LLDP packets in the switch's MIB.
Transmit only (txonly): This setting enables a port to transmit LLDP
packets that can be read by LLDP neighbors. However, the port drops
inbound LLDP packets from LLDP neighbors without reading them. This
prevents the switch from learning about LLDP neighbors on that port.
Receive only (rxonly): This setting enables a port to receive and read LLDP
packets from LLDP neighbors, and to store the packet data in the switch's
MIB. However, the port does not transmit outbound LLDP packets. This
prevents LLDP neighbors from learning about the switch through that
Disable (disable): This setting disables LLDP packet transmissions and
reception on a port. In this state, the switch does not use the port for either
learning about LLDP neighbors or informing LLDP neighbors of its pres
Indicates the the type of identifier used for Chassis ID.
Uses base MAC address of the switch.
Uses "Local", meaning assigned locally by LLDP.
Uses port number of the physical port.