A redundancy group is a logical object that contains two or more objects that participate in a redundant configuration. Examples of redundancy groups are CardRedundancyGroup, HSRPGroup, VRRPGroup, and SystemRedundancyGroup.

IP Manager automatically creates CardRedundancyGroups during discovery for Cisco devices that support the CISCO-STACK-MIB. Each such group consists of two cards. You can view the card redundancy groups and their members by using the Domain Manager Administration Console. In addition, you can create redundancy groups for cards that do not support the CISCO-STACK-MIB.

Redundancy groups for network adapters, network connections, and systems must be manually created by using the dmctl utility or an Adapter Scripting Language (ASL). Network adapter, network connection, and system redundancy groups can be viewed through the Domain Manager Administration Console or the Topology Browser view of the Global Console.

During discovery, IP Manager automatically creates HSRPGroups for Cisco devices that support the CISCO-HSRP-MIB and are configured in an HSRPGroup. Each such group is composed of two or more routers and their interfaces. Also during discovery of the VRRP enabled routers, IP Manager creates a new redundancy group called VRRPGroup.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide describes the redundancy group classes that can be instantiated by the IP Manager.

IP 8.1.1 discovers and monitors routers in VRRP configurations. Devices supported are Nortel devices, all devices which implement RFC 3768, Juniper ERX 700, 1400, 310, 320, and Nortel Alteon ACEdirector 4. VRRP discovery is enabled by default in IP 8.1.1 in the discovery.conf file (VRRPEnabled = TRUE).

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides more information on creation of redundancy groups.