January 21, 2011

FDP - Foundry Discovery Protocol

If you are familiar with CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol), then FDP from Brocade is just as the same. FDP allows each Foundry/Brocade devices to advertise themselves to MAC Address 01-E0-52-CC-CC-CC. FDP packets contain information such as hostname/device ID, software version, product platform and capability, vlan and layer 3 protocol address of the port sending the update. FDP can be enabled both globally by issuing in configuration [email protected](config)#fdp run or simply by enabling it on a specific interface ... Read more