For a candidate system that has an SNMPv1 or v2c agent, the second field of a seed entry is the optional read community string. If you do not provide a community string for a v1 or v2c candidate system, the IP Manager uses the default read community string or strings that are specified in the Read Community Strings window (Topology tab) of the Domain Manager Administration Console. VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides details about how to specify community strings in the Read Community Strings window. If the community string starts with the pound sign (#), you must use the COMMUNITY keyword to specify the read community string.