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A few years ago I have written a PowerCLI script to collect and report ESXi CDP informations. My use case of this script was the ability to verify the uplink redundancy of all ESXi Hosts in the inventory. It was about time to do a vendor-neutral refresh of the script. The new version of the PowerCLI function is now able to gather ESXi LLDP Uplink Details in addition to the exiting CDP possibility. Unlike CDP, LLDP is only available with VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). But LLDP is not the only feature that makes VDS pretty interesting. My top features,
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