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Discovering a Cisco Network with CDP (Part 3)

This is part 3 of the series on network discovery using CDP. If you have not read the first or second parts you can find them HERE and HERE. So far we have looked at mapping the infrastructure with CDP as well as actually mapping hosts (by MAC address) to switch ports. I wanted to take the opportunity, in this write up, to step away from the Cisco command line and look at another product that leverages CDP: VMware. As you already know CDP is simply a packet emitted from physical ports of Cisco devices. Anything that cares to listen … Continue reading

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