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Network Visualization - Dell Switches

  • 5 December 2018
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Hi,
I'm in the process of evaluating AHV and migrating away from our existing Hyper-V cluster.

I have a 3 node physical community edition setup on Dell Poweredge R720 connected to Dell s4048 10GB switches which I note should be supported.

I am trying to get Network Visualization to populate but I simply cannot get any switch port interfaces to show up, I have configured snmp and lldp as required in the pre-requisites.

From the switch itself I can run "show lldp neighbors" and I can get see lldp is working on the switch. Also on the AHV host, by running lldpcli and "show neighbors details" I can see details provided by lldp from the switch

However on the Network view in Prism the switch name shows up and I get basic information regards it, but underneath I have a data unavailable link, and the troubleshooting tips are enable the switch ports and make sure lldp is enabled which they are.

Is anyone aware of any further troubleshooting I can do on this ? or any logs on the CVM or AHV host that may shed some light on this issue ?

Any help appreciated

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Just a note that I have the exact same problem with a Dell X1018 switch. Exactly as storm describes, I've followed all the instructions and while switch details are available and I see LLDP neighbors, the interface information is missing.
I note that not one reply has appeared in four months. Does anyone actually have this working with Dell switches? If so please share the experience. Thanks.
Just a note that I have the exact same problem with a Dell X1018 switch. Exactly as storm describes, I've followed all the instructions and while switch details are available and I see LLDP neighbors, the interface information is missing.
I note that not one reply has appeared in four months. Does anyone actually have this working with Dell switches? If so please share the experience. Thanks.

I met the similar issue.
I have 3 nodes, 2ea 10GBe and 2ea 1GBe. and the 1GBe connect to the DMZ by Cisco Switch 2960, 10GBe connect to the core switch by Cisco NK5000
And 10GBe connection is ok in VM, 1GBe doesn't work. But I can find the Cisco Switch 2960 by manage_os show_lldp.

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