When the NameFormat is set to TM_USESEEDNAME, the Name Resolution probe uses the following keyword and value that are defined for individual systems in the IP Manager’s seed file to name the systems:

SEEDNAME=<user-specified name>

Note:

Seed files are also described in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide.

If the SEEDNAME keyword is not defined for a system, the Name Resolution probe uses the original seed name, which is the hostname or IP address by which the system was introduced to the discovery process, to name the system. For an autodiscovered system, the seed name is the first non-private IP address on the system. The TM_USESEEDNAME option is useful when the topology information is provided by an external source.

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