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          dcb-dcbx - show / manipulate port DCBX (Data Center Bridging

          dcb [ OPTIONS ] dcbx { COMMAND | help }

          dcb dcbx show dev DEV

          dcb dcbx set dev DEV [ host ] [ lld-managed ] [ cee ] [ ieee
                  ] [ static ]

          Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX) is a protocol used by
          DCB devices to exchange configuration information with
          directly connected peers. The Linux DCBX object is a 1-byte
          bitfield of flags that configure whether DCBX is implemented
          in the device or in the host, and which version of the pro-
          tocol should be used.  dcb dcbx is used to access the per-
          port Linux DCBX object.

          There are two principal modes of operation: in host mode,
          DCBX protocol is implemented by the host LLDP agent, and the
          DCB interfaces are used to propagate the negotiate parame-
          ters to capable devices. In lld-managed mode, the configura-
          tion is handled by the device, and DCB interfaces are used
          for inspection of negotiated parameters, and can also be
          used to set initial parameters.

          When used with dcb dcbx set, the following keywords enable
          the corresponding configuration. The keywords that are not
          mentioned on the command line are considered disabled. When
          used with show, each enabled feature is shown by its corre-
          sponding keyword.

          host lld-managed The device is in the host mode of operation
               and, respectively, the lld-managed mode of operation,
               as described above. In principle these two keywords are
               mutually exclusive, but dcb dcbx allows setting both
               and lets the driver handle it as appropriate.

          cee  ieee The device supports CEE (Converged Enhanced Ether-
               net) and, respecively, IEEE version of the DCB specifi-
               cation. Typically only one of these will be set, but

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               dcb dcbx does not mandate this.

               indicates the engine supports static configuration. No
               actual negotiation is performed, negotiated parameters
               are always the initial configuration.

          Put the DCB engine into the "host" mode of operation, and
          use IEEE-standardized DCB interfaces:

          # dcb dcbx set dev eth0 host ieee

          Show what was set:

          # dcb dcbx show dev eth0
          host ieee

          Exit status is 0 if command was successful or a positive
          integer upon failure.


          Report any bugs to the Network Developers mailing list
          <netdev@vger.kernel.org> where the development and mainte-
          nance is primarily done.  You do not have to be subscribed
          to the list to send a message there.

          Petr Machata <me@pmachata.org>

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