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|Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
LLDP is used to advertise information throughout a local network for purposes of topology discovery. With this protocol, a system can advertise connectivity and management information to other systems on the network. This information can include system capabilities, management addresses, and other relevant information. This protocol also enables that same system to receive similar information about other the systems that are on the same local network.
In Oracle Solaris, support for LLDP also includes Data Center Bridging (DCB) for exchanging configuration information about DCB features such as priority-based flow control (PFC) and the Application TLV.
With LLDP, the system administrator can easily detect faulty system configurations particularly in complex networks that include virtual local area networks (VLANs), link aggregations, and other link types.