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Cisco ACI Cookbook by Stuart Fordham

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How to do it...

  1. We can check that we can see the neighboring devices using some show commands:
      show cdp neighbors      show lldp neighbors

Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is vendor neutral, whereas Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) is proprietary to Cisco, so depending on the makeup of the fabric, one will be more applicable at times then the other.

  1. We can check the status of a particular interface from the GUI by navigating to Fabric | Inventory | Pod 1 | Leaf-1 | Interfaces | Physical Interfaces, selecting the interface, and looking at the LLDP Neighbor field.
  1. This does not give us much information, though, and we need to know which ...

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