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


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the host from the inventory panel.
  2. Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.
  3. Click the information icon to the right of the vSphere standard switch or vSphere distributed switch to display information for that switch.


Switch information for the selected switch appears.