[lldp-devel] Question on current lldpad Draft and OVS

Paddu Krishnan (padkrish) padkrish at cisco.com
Thu Mar 14 22:44:21 UTC 2013


Thanks John.

Thomas,
Are you targeting for any specific dates?

Thanks,
KP

On 3/14/13 11:59 AM, "John Fastabend" <john.r.fastabend at intel.com> wrote:

>On 3/14/2013 11:26 AM, Paddu Krishnan (padkrish) wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am a lldpad newbie trying to run LLDP/EVB at the host side and
>> integrate with the network (bridges running LLDP/EVB). I had some basic
>> questions regarding this:
>>
>>
>> 1) I saw from the website that the EVB implementation follows the D0
>> standard. The current implementation seems to be D2.2, is there already
>> any work in progress to support the latest Draft? Atleast from VDP
>> perspective, there are more filters added. The current implementation
>> seems to have the MAC-VID filter.
>>
>
>Yes, Thomas is working on adding this support.
>
>>
>> 2) Was there any effort to integrate lldpad with OVS? I would guess it's
>> possible to install each independently and can be made to work. But, i
>> was wondering is there a single distribution that integrates both?
>> Simple use case would be to when creating a virtual interface in OVS
>> should trigger lldpad to announce its VDP capabilities to the upstream
>> switch.
>>
>
>I've thought about getting lldpad to work with OVS but haven't got to
>it yet. The problem is if the netdevice is bound to OVS then packets
>will be consumed by the openvswitch module and not passed to the lldp
>packet handler. On the RX side you could add some functionality to
>OVS to pass the packet up the stack. On the TX side OVS is bypassed
>this might be OK though.
>
>Thanks,
>John
>
>
>
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> KP
>>
>>
>>
>>
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