Rohail2004
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

CDP question

Jump to solution

under the vSwitch, next to NIC card when I click the icon so it brings up the Cisco Discovery Protocol info, but it is all blank? it could be because CDP is disabled on the Physical switch? i dont have access to the physical switch so i am wondering... does it have to be enable? thanks.

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
marcelo_soares
Champion
Champion

If it is on LISTEN is ok, it is enabled to receive the CDP packets. Check this out in order to help enabling it on your swithces.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003885

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310

Technical Support Engineer

Linux Server Senior Administrator

Marcelo Soares

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
7 Replies
marcelo_soares
Champion
Champion

Do at the service console: esxcfg-vswitch -b

If this do not work, check your physical switch.

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310

Technical Support Engineer

Linux Server Senior Administrator

Marcelo Soares
0 Kudos
Rohail2004
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I got the error saying command not found.

0 Kudos
marcelo_soares
Champion
Champion

In the Service Console as root?????????????? (su -????????????)

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310

Technical Support Engineer

Linux Server Senior Administrator

Marcelo Soares
0 Kudos
Rohail2004
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

yes

0 Kudos
marcelo_soares
Champion
Champion

If is ESX 3.5 you should see it. If is 3i, you have to use RCLI.

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310

Technical Support Engineer

Linux Server Senior Administrator

Marcelo Soares
0 Kudos
Rohail2004
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I can see it now, and it is set to Listen... should I change this so I can see CDP info under ESX config?

0 Kudos
marcelo_soares
Champion
Champion

If it is on LISTEN is ok, it is enabled to receive the CDP packets. Check this out in order to help enabling it on your swithces.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003885

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310

Technical Support Engineer

Linux Server Senior Administrator

Marcelo Soares

View solution in original post

0 Kudos