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Managing Oracle Solaris 11.1 Network Performance     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Network Performance Management

2.  Using Link Aggregations

3.  Working With VLANs

4.  Administering Bridged Networks (Tasks)

5.  Introduction to IPMP

6.  Administering IPMP (Tasks)

7.  Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

Overview of LLDP in Oracle Solaris

Components of an LLDP Implementation

Information Sources of the LLDP Agent

LLDP Agent Modes of Operation

SMF Property for LLDP

Information the LLDP Agent Advertises

TLV Units and Their Properties

Enabling LLDP on the System

How to Deploy LLDP

How to Specify TLV Units for an Agent's LLDP Packet

How to Define TLV Values

Disabling LLDP

Monitoring LLDP Agents

How to Display Advertisements

How to Display LLDP Statistics

8.  Working With Data Center Bridging Features in Oracle Solaris

9.  Edge Virtual Bridging in Oracle Solaris

10.  Integrated Load Balancer (Overview)

11.  Configuring Integrated Load Balancer

12.  Managing Integrated Load Balancer

13.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

A.  Link Aggregation Types: Feature Comparison

B.  Link Aggregations and IPMP: Feature Comparison


Chapter 7

Exchanging Network Connectivity Information With LLDP

On any local area network, individual components such as systems and switches are not configured in isolation. To host network traffic efficiently, the configuration of systems on the network must be coordinated with each other. Thus, packet exchange occurs based on the components' capabilities, link property configuration, bandwidth limits, and so on. You can manually configure each system, switch, and other components to ensure compatibility among these components. However, this method is risky and can easily cause misconfigurations, particularly if different administrators work independently on different systems. A better alternative is to use a technology that enables systems to transmit their individual configuration information to peer systems. With this technology, risk is diminished and network administration becomes easier. Oracle Solaris supports Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) for this specific purpose.

This chapter describes how to enable systems to exchange system and network connectivity information throughout the local network by using LLDP. The following topics are covered: