You use five fields which are referred to as core fields to specify a discovery filter. The five core fields are identified in Core fields of a discovery filter.

Table 1. Core fields of a discovery filter

Discovery filter fields

Discovery filter example

1  The System Name and System Description fields are case-sensitive.

2  The asterisk (*) wildcard character is described in Appendix A, “Terminology.”

IP Address Range

*.*.*.* (matches any IP address) 2

System Name 1

* (matches any system name) 2

System Description 1

* (matches and system description) 2


* (matches any system object ID) 2

System Types


When a candidate system’s IP address matches an IP address of a discovery filter, the IP Manager uses the candidate system’s IP address and the default values of the following options to poll the candidate system: