08-15-2013 09:10 AM
We are fairly new to BNA. We have a couple of mysterious L2 Cloud icons that have showed up. I can't seem to find any info as to what in the switch configs cause these to appear. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
08-26-2013 10:51 AM
Layer 2 Clouds — This node displays as a blue cloud. When two or more devices with FDP or
LLDP enabled connect to a device or network without FDP or LLDP capability, the L2 cloud icon
is displayed to represent the connection between the device types. This icon means that
IronWare OS or Network OS devices are not directly connected to each other and each
IronWare OS or Network OS device does not have Layer 2 information from other devices.
Does the above answer your question ?
08-26-2013 11:27 AM
Thanks for the reply Annie. All the devices connected or running through that L2 Cloud have lldp enabled. It is a 100% Brocade network that was temporarily connected to a legacy Nortel network. Could this have caused the L2 Cloud? Now that the Nortel equipment is disconnected is there a way to remove it?