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ronnysteiner99
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what CDP/LLDP information does ESXi provide?

Author : ygeorgieff

URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.networking.doc/GUID-FDDD9CBA-2D29-...

Topic Name : Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch

Publication Name : vSphere Networking

Product/Version : VMware vSphere/6.7

Question :

Is there any official documentation about what kind of Information a Standard or Distributed vSwitch will provide to a physical switch? I couldn't find anything like that.  regards, Ronny

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dashutosh
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Hello Ronny,

Please find the Articles Below:

Configuring the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) with ESX/ESXi (1003885)

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) network information (1007069)

Reserved or overhead ports for virtual switches (1008040)

Please mark this thread as resolved, if your queries are being Answered.

Regards

Ashutosh Dixit

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ronnysteiner99
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thank you Ashutosh, but what I'm actually looking for is CDP info from ESXi which is propagated to a physical switch.

What information does a network admin see when ESXi shares CDP information?

Is there a complete list of what information ESXi shares with it's CDP neighbours (i.e. Device ID, Capability, Platform, Port ID, etc.)?

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sjesse
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I don't have access to a switch to test but if you make sure cdp is set to advertise on the esxi switch you can check on the switch. I found an article that has an older image of whats available, at least at the time the article was wwritten

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) Tag Team » boche.net – VMware vEvangelist

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