UnitaryComputerSystem subclasses include:
- Host — A host is a general purpose computer, such as a workstation or server.
- LoadBalancer — A load balancer is a network element that switches packets, typically at wire speeds, between physically separate network segments.
- Node — A node represents a generic computer system.
- TerminalServer — A terminal server is an access device.
- Router — A router routes packets between computer networks.
- The Router managed element has the following subclasses:
- RSM — A Router Switch Module is often installed as a card in a switch to perform routing between VLANs.
- RSFC — A Route Switch Feature Card runs Cisco IOS router software and directly interfaces to the catalyst switch backplane to provide inter-VLAN routing.
- MSFC — A Multilayer Switch Feature Card is often installed as a card in a switch to perform routing between VLANs.
- Firewall — A firewall is a device that controls the flow of traffic between two networks.
- Bridge — A bridge bridges packets at the link layer between physically separate segments.
- Switch — A bridge switches packets, typically at wire speeds, between physically separate segments.
- Hub — A hub connects multiple physical segments.
- Probe — A probe monitors networks or systems.
- Uncertified — An uncertified (element) is used to identify a system that has not yet been certified by the InCharge discovery subsystem.
The VMware Smart Assurance IP Availability Manager discovers instances and performs analysis for firewalls, hosts, and load balancers.
Application Connectivity Monitor imports those instances, as well as the events associated with them. This information is used by Application Connectivity Monitor in its own analysis.