I have successfully configured VLAN's for voice and data network segregation on my Aruba 2530 series switch, and where this is a fairly simple to setup I am thinking of taking the configuration to another level.
From my experience with network switches of other brands there is a feature called LLDP-MED which exists and is specifically used in VoIP deployments (it seems a common topic in the Aruba forums).
I use Yealink phones on our VoIP Deployments, and they have this useful guide here which references LLDP-MED setup and usage: http://download.support.yealink.com/download?path=ZIjHOJbWuW/DFrGTLnGyplCZDAM2wP01hv6n80IFSrBPKTE7wpUZ6vYnp57RJ8yHOIx5ysNyCoLoWe3b9J0L6q585pTwWVsrfFeBgljNDet1c9PWuIMfclP73gBT3/JsMFa3KMPrYkvt9mQUAfDr6g==
With our prevous network switch vendor we never used this, but I am thinking (at least for our larger customers) there maybe benifit of this feature.
I am keen to understand:
1) Whether it is worth going to the effort of configuring this, do you really get the worth-while benifits from the configuration.
2) A working CLI configuration example specifically for the 2530 model range, there are a tonne of settings on the switch as far as I can see and a lot of the forum guides/posts have conflicting information.
To support LLDP-MED an Aruba-OS switch must have LLDP enabled globally, and it's enabled by default.
If you need to re-enable then use # lldp run " commands"
if you want to check switch port transmitting lldp-med TLVs with below command.
# show lldp config >interface>
apart from this, you want to configure the any TLV capabilities for your LLDP-med ports
then you can do capabilities, network policies, location id, Poe parameters.
# lldp config <port>medTLVenable <above catalogs >
With LLDP-MED you can force VOIP phones to use the VOICE VLAN instead of the untagged VLAN.
The configuration is really simple.
Thanks for the responses, I have done this already:
But thought there would be additional configuration required for LLDP-MED, is this not the case then ? what about TLV'S ? I read something about profiles being required.
Anymore display and show commands would be great also.
To make LLDP-MED working this is all you need to do.
Profiles are used to apply a specific port profile when a certain device is connected to the switch.
If you want to enable/disable specific TLV's you can use the following command.
lldp config <port number> <tlv>
Use the ? to find out which TLV's are available.
To see what is configured.
show lldp config <port number>
For more information check the documentation.
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