Now that Cisco has fixed the "cisco.com" suffix in CDP on lightweight APs, I need another way to exclude these devices from Ciscoworks Discovery (isn't it funny how a "bug" can sometimes be useful?). I've considered sysobjectid, but since they don't support SNMP this doesn't work. I can't use IP addresses (practically) because they are DHCP and it's too big a burden managing the exclusion list. I've tried DNS suffix, but that doesn't seem to work . . . but I may be doing something wrong. Any other ideas? Thanks!
I've filed CSCtl48773 requesting that the CAPWAP and LWAPP CDP platform IDs be added to the list of excluded devices.
You can edit NMSROOT/conf/csdiscovery/system-config.xml, and add the CDP IDs of the LWAPPs there. The CDPID section looks like:
This system-config.xml file will only be used for ad hoc discoveries and newly scheduled discovery jobs. If you need to modify an existing discovery job, you'll have to do that under NMSROOT/objects/csdiscovery/JODIB.
By very careful when editing these files. If you break the well-formedness, Discovery will not work.