LLDP – Link Layer Discovery Protocol

LLDP – Link Layer Discovery Protocol is an industry-standard, vendor-neutral method to allow networked devices to advertise capabilities, identity, and other information onto a LAN. LLDP is Layer 2 protocol described in IEEE 802.1AB-2005 standard. It replaces several proprietary protocols implemented by individual vendors for their equipment like the most known protocol of this kind, CDP – Cisco Discovery Protocol.

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