Cisco Prime DCNM 6.2 and CDP

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Dec 11th, 2013
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Hi All,

Just a quick (hopefully) question regarding DCNM 6.2 and CDP.

I work in an environment where the security team have banned the use of CDP. Will I still be able to use DCNM? The documentation doesn't seem to detail what role (other than discovery) CDP plays in DCNM.

I understand from reading the documentation that discovery of upstream devices won't work, but that's not such an issue for me as I have a defined list of devices to monitor, and don't mind adding them in manually initially.

Does DCNM depend on CDP for any other features, or will it provide the required functionality with SSH access only to the devices?



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