Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Step 2: Enabling CDP/LLDP

In order for an Ethernet Fabric to detect the ESX/ESXi hosts, you must first enable Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) on all the virtual switches (vSwitches) and distributed vSwitches (dvSwitches) in the vCenter Inventory.

For more information, refer to the VMware KB article 1003885.