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Puppet module to install, deploy and configure lldp.


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Version information

  • 3.0.1 (deleted)
  • 1.0.4 (latest)
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Dec 2nd 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 2.7.0 < 6.0.0
  • , ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'vpgrp-lldp', '1.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add vpgrp-lldp
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install vpgrp-lldp --version 1.0.4

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vpgrp/lldp — version 1.0.4 Dec 2nd 2017

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  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Setup
  4. Usage
  5. Limitations
  6. Development
  7. Miscellaneous


The Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a vendor-neutral link layer protocol in the Internet Protocol Suite used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on an IEEE 802 local area network, principally wired Ethernet.

Ladvd is a lldp / cdp / edp / fdp / ndp sender for Unix. Ladvd uses link-layer advertisements to inform switches about connected hosts, which simplifies Ethernet switch management. It does this by forking into a privileged parent which handles all raw sockets (and certain ioctls), and an unprivileged child which creates and parses all packets. Every 30 seconds the child generates advertisement frames reflecting the current system state. Interfaces (bridge, bonding, wireless), capabilities (bridging, forwarding, wireless) and addresses (IPv4, IPv6) are detected dynamically. Secondly ladvd can listen for incoming frames and utilize these for various features (protocol auto-enable, logging, interface descriptions).

Open-LLDP is the home of lldpad (LLDP Agent Daemon) a GPL licensed implementation of the Link Layer Discovery Protocol for Linux.


Puppet module to install, deploy and configure LLDP.


Copy this module in your modules folder without puppet- in the name.


puppet module install vpgrp-lldp


class { 'lldp':
  package => true,
  service => true,


So far, this is compatible with Debian, RedHat, and other derivatives.


Please read carefully before making a merge request.


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