6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2015 1:26 PM by sndlt

    lldp not available


      Trying to enable lldp on all my network devices.


      But I don't see lldp option on mellanox.


      What can I do? upgrade? etc?


      # sho ver

      Product name:      SX_PPC_M460EX

      Product release:   SX_3.3.5006

      Version summary:   SX_PPC_M460EX SX_3.3.5006 2014-05-20 12:19:44 ppc



        • Re: lldp not available

          switch > enable

          switch # configure terminal

          switch (config) # lldp


          This commands enabled the lldp on the switch


          Than use

          switch (config) # show lldp ...


          and you get various of lldp options.


          See also here, if you are connected to a server


          HowTo Enable LLDP on Linux Servers for Link Discovery

          HowTo Enable LLDP on Windows Servers - LDWin


          I hope that it helps.

            • Re: lldp not available

              [standalone: master] (config) # lldp

              % Unrecognized command "lldp".

              Type "?" for help.


              I don't think it's enabled at all to enable lldp. Any idea?

                • Re: lldp not available

                  Is this switch configured as Ethernet switch?

                  What is the switch model?



                  can you run: show system profile


                  mti-mar-sx04 [my-new-domain: standby] (config) # show system profile


                    • Re: lldp not available

                      I'm pretty newb on Mellanox. I'm assuming switch. It's in HA pair.


                      (config) # show system profile




                      Product name:      SX_PPC_M460EX

                      Product release:   SX_3.3.5006

                      Build ID:          #1-dev

                      Build date:        2014-05-20 12:19:44

                      Target arch:       ppc

                      Target hw:         m460ex


                      # show sys capa

                      IB: Supported

                      Max SM nodes: 648

                      IB Max licensed speed: FDR



                      Does this help?

                        • Re: lldp not available

                          Right, that makes sense.

                          Your switch is in InfiniBand mode only.

                          You need to install the Ethernet license to be able to convert ports from InfiniBand to Ethernet.


                          # license install <license key>


                          Once you do that, you will need to change the system profile to Ethernet or VPI (allow InfiniBand and Ethernet).


                          switch (config) system profile eth-single-switch   or


                          switch (config) system profile vpi-single-switch  (if you need both InfiniBand ports and Ethernet ports)


                          reboot the switch. and you should be good.


                          to get the license you need to contact the Mellanox sales or Mellanox support.


                          I suggest you also get the User Manual, see Where can I find the Switch OS User Manual




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