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Configure an Interface Policy for LLDP and LACP for North-South Traffic

Create policy that enables LLDP and LACP on the ACI interfaces that connect to your firewall.
LLDP is necessary for forwarding to work correctly in the ACI environment; ACI does not deploy a subnet router interface on a leaf switch unless it detects an endpoint on the switch that requires one. LLDP helps determine if a subnet router interface is required.
LACP provides greater resiliency and recovery speed on a link failure.
  1. Create an LLDP Interface Policy.
    1. Select
      Fabric
      Access Policies
      Interface Policies
      Policies
      LLDP Interface
      .
    2. Right-click on
      LLDP Interface
      and select
      Create LLDP Interface Policy
      .
    3. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for your LLDP interface policy.
    4. Select
      Enabled
      for
      Receive State
      .
    5. Select
      Enabled
      for
      Transmit State
      .
    6. Click
      Submit
      .
  2. Create a Port Channel policy to enable LACP.
    1. Select
      Fabric
      Access Policies
      Interface Policies
      Policies
      Port Channel
      .
    2. Right-click on
      Port Channel
      and select
      Create Port Channel Policy
      .
    3. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for your port channel policy.
    4. Select
      LACP Active
      from the
      Mode
      drop-down.
    5. Click
      Submit
      .

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