Spectrum not discovering connections between Brocade models

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Article ID: 131326

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

Spectrum not discovering connections between Brocade models.

Cause

The Brocade devices support the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) but LLDP is not configured on the devices.

Environment

Release:
Component: SPCDIS

Resolution

Configure LLDP on the devices using the following configuration parameter:

snmp-server view NETENG-SNMP-VIEW 1.0.8802.1 included

After adding the above configuration parameter on the device, the model in Spectrum needs to be either deleted and recreated or reconfigured using the following steps:

1. Find and select the model in Spectrum

2. Right mouse click on the model and select Reconfiguration -> Rediscover SNMP MIBS from the menu

3. Right mouse click on the model and select Reconfiguration -> Reconfigure model

Spectrum will now recognize the device supports LLDP and use LLDP for connecting the models.

Additional Information

Reference LLDP for more information.