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In preparing for CiscoLive! in San Diego, I am provisioning our access layer 3560-E switches. Since things have a tendency to change a lot at an event like CiscoLive! I thought it would be best to make sure our port descriptions are always up-to-date when it comes to reflecting what devices are connected. To help me do that, I wrote up this small EEM applet policy. It will update the port's description based on the CDP neighbor learned on that port. This policy requires EEM 3.2, so you're looking at 12.2(55)SE or higher for the 3560s. It will also work on 3750s and ISR G2 routers running 15.x code.
event manager applet update-port-description
event neighbor-discovery interface regexp GigabitEthernet.* cdp add
action 1.0 cli command "enable"
action 2.0 cli command "config t"
action 3.0 cli command "interface $_nd_local_intf_name"
action 4.0 cli command "description $_nd_cdp_entry_name:$_nd_port_id"
The result of this will be a description like the following on switch ports: