When CDP or LLDP is set to Listen or Both, you can view physical switch information from the vSphere Web Client.


  1. Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and click Networking > Physical adapters.
  3. Select a physical adapter from the list to view detailed information.


Depending on the enabled switch discovery protocol, the properties of the switch appear under Cisco Discovery Protocol or Link Layer Discovery Protocol. If the information is available in the network, under Peer device capability you can see the system capabilities of the switch.