After you install the Server Manager, specify the IP Availability Manager to which you want to connect.

To specify the IP Manager source:

  1. From the Server Manager BASEDIR/smarts/bin, type the following command:

    sm_edit conf/esm/ESM.conf
  2. Locate the following lines:

    Type = "AM"
    DomainName = "INCHARGE-AM-PM"
    DisplayName = "INCHARGE-AM-PM"
  3. Set InChargeDomain and DomainName to the name of your IP Availability Manager.

  4. Set DisplayName to the name that you want listed in the topology for the IP Availability Manager.

  5. To configure additional IP Availability Manager sources, copy and paste the InChargeDomain section, and repeat step 3 and step 4 .


    Save and close the file.

    The modified version of the file is saved to BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/esm.If the server is running when ESM.conf is modified, restart the server for the changes to take effect.

  6. Open the Domain Manager Administration Console and connect to the IP Manager source.

  7. Select your IP Manager (INCHARGE-AM, by default) in the tree and click the Discovery Filters tab.

  8. In the Discovery Filters tab, create a filter that will allow the discovery of virtual machines from the ESM server. Click Apply.

  9. View the IP Manager Pending List by selecting Topology > Show Discovery Progress.

    If the IP addresses of the virtual machines are listed in the Pending List, perform step 10 .

    Otherwise, you will have to wait until the Server Manager discovery process is completed. The virtual machine IP addresses will be added to the IP Manager Pending List after the Server Manager performs discovery of the vCenter and discovers virtual machines that belong to the vCenter.


    The Pending List comment Virtual Machine helps to identify the VM entries in a long Pending List.

  10. Select Topology > Discover Pending to discover the Virtual Machine hosts.