CDP Cisco Client is a highly efficient network monitor and troubleshooting tool for network administrator and network engineer. First, CDP Cisco Client is a CDP Client for windows host. It is able to use the CDP(Cisco Discovery Protocol) to send host information to connecting Cisco devices. CDP Cisco Client (CCC) would produce a CDP Cisco Client Service (CCCS) in the system after CDP Cisco Client is installed. Users could start or stop CDP Cisco Client Service manually through Service Control Manager. All CDP data sending/receiving work are finished by CDP Cisco Client Service in the backgroud. CDP Cisco Client application is the control program of CDP Cisco Client Service. With CDP Cisco Client, Users could send the information (CPU numbers and models, host name, login name and the windows version, service pack version, memory information, Disk information, the network adapter name, ip address) of windows host to the connecting Cisco device , and users could get and display the information of the connecting Cisco devices, such as device names, device models, connecting port, administive ip address, IOS version, VTP Domain Name, and so on. With these information, one could easily learn the total topology of whole network and do troubleshooting. Once the CDP information changed (such as the link or device failed, or the setup of Cisco device changed), CDP Cisco Client will detect and display related info.
So as the Cisco client of windows host, CDP Cisco Client could monitor your network automatically . Especially, With CDP Cisco Client, CiscoWorks 2000 Campus Manager could get windows information through CDP and show the total topology of your network in graphics mode, including not only the Cisco network devices, but also PCs and hosts.