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


I don’t think my management wants to buy anything new for this set of switches.

But at least you solved the mystery.

Thanks a lot for your time!

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

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 https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/where-can-i-find-the-switch-os-user-manual



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 https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/howto-enable-lldp-on-linux-servers-for-link-discovery

HowTo Enable LLDP on Windows Servers - LDWin https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/howto-enable-lldp-on-windows-servers---ldwin

I hope that it helps.

[standalone: master] (config) # lldp

% Unrecognized command “lldp”.

Type “?” for help.

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

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


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?