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Per Port Location Configuration
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Per Port Location Configuration

Per Port Location Configuration

The Per Port Location Configuration feature provides a mechanism for configuring the location attributes for specific ports. This feature provides the ability to configure Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) location information per port, overriding the global switch configuration. Thus, devices attached remotely to the switch can be given specific location information.

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Information About Per Port Location Configuration

IEEE 802.1ab LLDP

IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is an optional link layer protocol for network topology discovery in multivendor networks. Discovery information includes device identifiers, port identifiers, versions, and other details. As a protocol that aids network management, LLDP provides accurate network mapping, inventory data, and network troubleshooting information.

LLDP is unidirectional, operating only in an advertising mode. LLDP does not solicit information or monitor state changes between LLDP nodes. LLDP periodically sends advertisements to a constrained multicast address. Devices supporting LLDP can send information about themselves while they receive and record information about their neighbors. Additionally, devices can choose to turn off the send or receive functions independently. Advertisements are sent out and received on every active and enabled interface, allowing any device in a network to learn about all devices to which it is connected. Applications that use this information include network topology discovery, inventory management, emergency services, VLAN assignment, and inline power supply.


Note


LLDP and Cisco Discovery Protocol can operate on the same interface.


The figure below shows a high-level view of LLDP operating in a network node.



When you configure LLDP or Cisco Discovery Protocol location information on a per-port basis, remote devices can send Cisco medianet location information to the switch. For more information, see the Using Cisco Discovery Protocol module.

How to Configure Per Port Location Configuration

Configuring Per Port Location Configuration

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    interface type number

    4.    location {additional-location-information word | civic-location-id id [port-location]| elin-location-id id}

    5.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.

     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 interface type number


    Example:
    Device(config)# interface fastethernet 0
     

    Specifies the interface on which you are configuring the location information, and enters interface configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 location {additional-location-information word | civic-location-id id [port-location]| elin-location-id id}


    Example:
    Device(config-if)# location civic-location-id 1 port-location
     

    Specifies location information for an interface, and enters civic location port configuration mode.

    • You can configure port-specific information in civic location port configuration mode.

     
    Step 5 end


    Example:
    Device(config-if-port)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Configuration Examples for Per Port Location Configuration

    Configuring Per Port Location Configuration

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure terminal

      3.    interface type number

      4.    location {additional-location-information word | civic-location-id id [port-location]| elin-location-id id}

      5.    end


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Device> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.

       
      Step 2 configure terminal


      Example:
      Device# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 3 interface type number


      Example:
      Device(config)# interface fastethernet 0
       

      Specifies the interface on which you are configuring the location information, and enters interface configuration mode.

       
      Step 4 location {additional-location-information word | civic-location-id id [port-location]| elin-location-id id}


      Example:
      Device(config-if)# location civic-location-id 1 port-location
       

      Specifies location information for an interface, and enters civic location port configuration mode.

      • You can configure port-specific information in civic location port configuration mode.

       
      Step 5 end


      Example:
      Device(config-if-port)# end
       

      Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

       

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      http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cisco/​web/​support/​index.html

      Feature Information for Per Port Location Configuration

      The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

      Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

      Table 1 Feature Information for Per Port Location Configuration

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      Per Port Location Configuration

      12.2(55)SE

      15.1(1)SY

      The Per Port Location Configuration feature provides a mechanism for configuring the location attributes for specific ports.

      In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE, this feature was introduced.

      In Cisco IOS Release 15.1(1)SY, this feature was integrated.

      The following commands were introduced or modified: location, location (interface), location civic-location identifier, location civic-location-id, location custom-location identifier, location custom-location-id, location geo-location, identifier, location geo-location-id , location prefer, show location, show nmsp.