After the initial discovery was completed, instead of a bulk reconfigure or if new devices were added to the topology, instead of a full reconfiguration, an incremental reconfigure happens only for newly added devices, which is faster.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information on how to enable incremental reconfigure.

Incremental Reconfigure Log Messages

         Incremental Reconfigure log messages with DebugReconfigure set to TRUE in tpmgr-param.conf
Discovered 100 devices
[December 16, 2010 2:44:37 PM GMT+05:30 +569ms] t@1319967040 ProbeCompletedRunner
ASL_MSG-*-ASLP-icf-r/iprm-reconfigure.asl: iprm-reconfigure.asl minNumberOfUCS from tpmgr-param.conf = 10
[December 16, 2010 2:44:37 PM GMT+05:30 +569ms] t@1319967040 ProbeCompletedRunner
ASL_MSG-*-ASLP-icf-r/iprm-reconfigure.asl: iprm-reconfigure.asl Triggering BULKreconfigure
[December 16, 2010 2:44:37 PM GMT+05:30 +571ms] t@1317865792
ICF_MSG-*-ICF_RECONFIGURESTART-PolicyManager: reconfigure started
[December 16, 2010 2:45:56 PM GMT+05:30 +039ms] t@1317865792
ICF_MSG-*-ICF_RECONFIGUREFINISH-PolicyManager: reconfigure finished
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Added one device incrementally
ASL_MSG-*-ASLP-icf-r/iprm-reconfigure.asl: iprm-reconfigure.asl Triggering incremental reconfigure
[December 16, 2010 3:08:52 PM GMT+05:30 +400ms] t@1319967040 ProbeCompletedRunner
ASL_MSG-*-ASLP-icf-r/iprm-reconfigure.asl: Configuring KD014014014001.au-net.ne.jp
[December 16, 2010 3:08:52 PM GMT+05:30 +404ms] t@1319967040 ProbeCompletedRunner
ASL_MSG-*-ASLP-icf-r/iprm-device-reconfigure.asl: ===== Reconfiguring Router::KD014014014001.au-net.ne.jp =========