UDLD is a Layer 2 protocol that enables devices connected through fiber-optic or twisted-pair Ethernet cables to monitor the physical configuration of the cables and detect when a unidirectional link exists. It is not used to prevent STP loops. It is supported on some of the etherswitch daughter cards. I don't have any fiber terminating on the chassis SFP ports so I'm not sure if it's supported there.
Just to give some more information about UDLD, whenever the switch detects a unidirectional link in the layer 2 LAN switching environment, it prefers to block the port completly(send it to err-disabled) rather than allowing the unidirectional flow of information. It has no use in the layer 3 environment.
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