LLDP OverviewΒΆ

StarlingX supports the sending and receiving of LLDP messages on all physical interfaces.

The LLDP, defined in the IEEE 802.1AB Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery specification, enables devices attached to the network to advertise their properties to other devices on the same network.

LLDP neighbor information is displayed in the LLDP tab of the Host Detail window, or through system CLI commands.

LLDP information can be used to verify cabling to the next hop device (typically the Top-of-Rack switch).


The neighboring device must be capable of, and enabled for, transmitting LLDP frames.

Devices differ in the level of information sent in an LLDP PDU. This can often be configured on the neighboring device. Refer to the device documentation for specific information.