When NameFormat is set to TM_USEAUTONAME, the Name Resolution probe makes calls to the local name resolution service and runs a script that resolves a name automatically by considering the following naming sources:

  • Loopback IP address

  • MIB-II sysName

  • Public IP address

  • Private IP address

  • SNMP agent address

    By default, the naming sources are considered in the order shown. You can change this order to create your own prioritized list of naming sources.

    The procedure for configuring the TM_USEAUTONAME option is described in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide.