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a way to update port aliases, via LLDP?

New Contributor
New (to enterprise networking) guy--Wondering if there would be a way to update port aliases, via LLDP, to avoid manually having to do it, which seems to not be very consistent where I work.

I know not all endpoint devices advertise LLDP out-of-the-box, but I'd be willing to do some configuring... it just seems like a saner way to handle knowing 'what's on the other end' questions.

TLDR: I guess I'm curious what other people do to handle aliasing...

Contributor III

Seems helpful - good to know!

New Contributor
note the UPM detection will only start if the Port goes up/down/up
if you copy the UPM as we send,
you might need to disable the Ports and enable again.
Or you boot the system;)


If you disable and then enable the port, you may stand a chance of re-triggering the UPM scripts. Not a big deal, but knowing that will explain extra events in the UPM history.

New Contributor
Bastian, yes, that's what I was hoping for. I'll let you know how I do with that.