Change in LLDP\CDP info after HM upgrade to 6.8r2?

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since I recently upgraded our Hivemanager from 6.6r3 to 6.8r2 I am seeing a change in the display of CDP info. We have a Cisco environment and have CDP running on our switches and LLDP not running, obviously.

Prior to the upgrade I could see all CDP info in the "Monitor" screen as I had added the LLDP columns. Ok, I have always found it a little strange to see CDP info via the LLDP column fields but hey it worked and I had the info I wanted on screen.

After the upgrade these columns are empty and only show info when I enable LLDP in a switch:

So the question is, was this a fault from the beginning and now corrected somehow? Either way I would like this info on screen available without having to select an AP and click "Utilities, LLDP/CDP".
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Posted 2 years ago

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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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I am sorry that you found a long-standing flaw in our code to be useful. We have had numerous customers complain over the years that we were inappropriately displaying CDP info in a column that was supposed to show LLDP info. 

I will share your comments with the product managers responsible for our management platforms.

However, in the interest of getting things back to a useful state for you... Does Cisco make anything these days that does NOT support LLDP? Are there any reasons other than philosophical why you are using proprietary protocols instead of industry-standard ones? My advise would be to spend the one-time effort to turn on LLDP everywhere...
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Thank you for your response Mike, I already suspected it was a corrected error.

The equipment we use all support LLDP indeed. Am just a little bit Cisco minded so of course it had to be CDP over LLDP, no specific reason. ;)

I'll sleep over it before I decide to go and a have a reconfig party. But still this should be a choosable column though.
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Some of us are still running old cisco gear that does not support LLDP, only CDP; Specifically 2900 and 3500 series switches.