AP Network Cisco Discovery Protocol

CDP is a proprietary Data Link Layer network protocol implemented in Cisco networking equipment, and used to share information about network devices.

To view an access point's CDP statistics:

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node from the navigation pane (on the left-hand side of the screen). The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Expand an RF Domain node, and select one of it's connected access points. The access point's statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Expand the Network menu from the left-hand side of the UI.
  5. Select Cisco Discovery Protocol.
    The Statistics > AP > Network > Cisco Discovery Protocol screen displays in the right-hand pane.
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    This screen displays the following:
    Capabilities Displays the capabilities code for CISCO neighbors as either Router, Trans Bridge, Source Route Bridge, Switch, Host, IGMP or Repeater.
    Device ID Displays the configured device ID or name for each device in the table.
    Local Port Displays the local port name (access point physical port) for each CDP capable device. Supported access point models have unique port configurations.
    Platform Displays the model number of the CDP capable device interoperating with the access point.
    Port ID Displays the access point‘s numeric identifier for the local port.
    TTL Displays the TTL for each CDP connection.
  6. Click Clear Neighbors to remove all known CDP neighbors from the table.
  7. Select Refresh to update the screen's statistics counters to their latest values.