LLDP

EJN
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LLDP

In the camera table view, in the LLDP column, does it matter what device I see? In some cases I see a switch, in others a nearby IP phone, and in others another Meraki camera. I'm not familiar with LLDP; any insight is appreciated.

Esteban J Nunez
School and Church
K-12 Education
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Nash
Kind of a big deal

Re: LLDP

LLDP basically gives you information about other devices on the same lan segment. It's not always enabled or supported on network equipment. You may also see LLDP information about devices that don't connect directly to whatever you're looking at. 

 

So if you don't see LLDP info? It may just mean that whatever your camera is connected to, LLDP is disabled or not supported.

 

If you see multiple devices? Then your device is getting LLDP responses from a number of devices, possibly due to a misconfiguration somewhere along the way between your camera and the random other device.

EJN
Building a reputation

Re: LLDP

Thank you for the info @Nash 

 

I only see one device per camera, but the devices vary from camera to camera.

 

Some cameras show another camera. Others show a switch. Others show an IP Phone. All show a device, and only one device per camera in the LLDP field.

Esteban J Nunez
School and Church
K-12 Education
Nash
Kind of a big deal

Re: LLDP

That sounds to me like it's just showing whatever LLDP neighbor it's finding, or whatever neighbor it finds first.

BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: LLDP

@EJN  You shouldn't be seeing other client devices listed in LLDP only upstream switches / gateways. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Re: LLDP

What does your network topology look like? Or more specifically, what's upstream from the switches?

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