LLDP Overview

The Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is defined by IEEE standard 802.1ab and provides a standard method for discovering physical network devices and their capabilities within a given network management domain.

LLDP-enabled network devices include repeaters, bridges, access points, routers, and wireless stations, and LLDP enables these devices to do the following:
LLDP-discovered information can be used to do the following:

The following sections provide additional information on LLDP support in the ExtremeXOS software.