Cisco Nexus MDS storage switches are not connecting to each other on the fiber channel interfaces in Spectrum

Document ID : KB000057343
Last Modified Date : 11/12/2018
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Issue:

Cisco Nexus MDS storage switches are not connecting to each other on the fiber channel interfaces in Spectrum

Cause:

Spectrum uses the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and Transparent Bridge tables for the information needed to make these connections. Confirmed with the vendor the CDP and Transparent Bridge tables will not return information for the fiber channel interfaces.

Resolution:

Manually create the connections using the "Start Connection" and "Connect With" method.

Additional Information:
Please reference the "Create a Resolved Connection" section of the documentation for more information.

https://docops.ca.com/ca-spectrum/10-3-0/en/managing-network/modeling-and-managing-your-it-infrastructure/modeling-your-network-manually/how-to-model-manually-in-the-universe-topology/add-network-devices-to-universe-topology-views/connections-pipes-between-modeled-devices/create-a-resolved-connection