Profile Overrides - CDP

The CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) is a proprietary Data Link Layer protocol implemented in Cisco networking equipment. It's primarily used to obtain IP addresses of neighboring devices and discover their platform information. CDP is also used to obtain information about the interfaces the access point uses. CDP runs only over the data link layer enabling two systems that support different network-layer protocols to learn about each other.

To override an access point profile's CDP configuration:

  1. Go to Configuration → Devices → Device Overrides.

    The Device Overrides screen displays. This screen lists devices within the managed network.

  2. Select an access point.

    The selected access point's configuration menu displays.

  3. Expand Profile Overrides → Network and select Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP).

    The CDP configuration screen displays.

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    Profile Overrides - Network - CDP Comfiguration Screen
  4. Select the Enable CDP option, and set the following parameters:

    Hold Time

    Set a hold time (in seconds) for the transmission of CDP packets. Set a value from 10 - 1,800. The default setting is 180 seconds.


    Use the spinner control to set the interval for CDP packet transmissions. The default setting is 60 seconds.

  5. Select the OK button to save the CDP configuration changes.

    Select Reset to revert to the last saved configuration.