LLDP and CDP data management

This section describes points to note regarding LLDP and CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) data received by the switch from other devices. LLDP operation includes both transmitting LLDP packets to neighbor devices and reading LLDP packets received from neighbor devices. CDP operation is limited to reading incoming CDP packets from neighbor devices. (switches do not generate CDP packets.)

Incoming CDP and LLDP packets tagged for VLAN 1 are processed even if VLAN 1 does not contain any ports. VLAN 1 must be present, but it is typically present as the default VLAN for the switch.


The switch may pick up CDP and LLDP multicast packets from VLAN 1 even when CDP- and /or LLDP-enabled ports are not members of VLAN 1.