Spectrum Discover Connections not connecting device models as expected.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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ISSUE: Spectrum Discover Connections not connecting device models as expected. Verified the devices (Cisco) in question have the proper information in the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) table. However, they do not get connected as expected. Right moues click on one device model and select "Reconfiguration -> Discover Connections" from the menu. 

 

CAUSE: Discovery Protocol Tables set to "No" in the Auto Discovery Control -> Modeling and Protocol Options subview in the Information tab of the VNM model.

 

RESOLUTION: Set Discovery Protocol Tables to "Yes" in the Auto Discovery Control -> Modeling and Protocol Options subview in the Information tab of the VNM model.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Reference the "Modeling and Protocol Options Subview" section in the "Modeling and Managing Your IT Infrastructure Administrator Guide" for Spectrum 9.4 and below and the "Modeling and Protocol Options Subview" section in the Spectrum 10.0 document.

The following is the reference:

 

Discovery Protocol Tables

Determines whether Discovery uses the Discovery Protocol tables when mapping device connectivity. Supported discovery protocols include Cisco, Nortel, Cabletron Switch, Extreme, Alcatel, Foundry, and Link Layer.

Default: Enabled