First, Cisco CDP Monitor is a CDP agent for Windows host. It is capable of the CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol), which is a private protocol and only in Cisco devices such as Cisco router, Catalyst switch and is used so on.
Cisco CDP Monitor is a tool that monitors and diagnostic networks.
With Cisco CDP Monitor to the information (CPU number and model number, host name, user name, and the Windows version, service pack version) of the hosts of the binding to send Cisco device with CDP, and you can get and the information from the connective tissue Cisco device, such as device name, device type, port, which is made with, administive IP address, IOS version, and connect so on.
With this information, you can easily change the overall topology of your network and you can easily do troubleshooting. Once the CDP information changed (maybe the link or device, or change the structure of Cisco device), Cisco CDP Monitor will detect and inform the administrator a warning message box warning sounds, send e-mail and run the program.
So Cisco CDP Monitor can monitor your network automatically. In specailly, Cisco CDP Monitor the information on the host Cisco devices to send. So the LAN Management Solution and the Routed WAN Management Solution of CiscoWorks 2000 Campus Manager can this information and see the entire topology of the network in graphics mode, not only the Cisco Network Devices, but also your PC and host. You can monitor windows host in Cisco's Network Management software.
Cisco CDP Monitor requirements:
What's New in Cisco CDP Monitor: