When the EnableShadowIP parameter is set to TRUE (default), the Name Resolution probe creates a shadow IP object for each tagged, non-overlapping, non-VRF IP object. The probe uses the following naming scheme to name the shadow IP object:

IP-<IP address>

(Display name: [Shadow]:<IP address> [<system containing this IP>])

where <IP address> is the IP address of the IP object that the shadow IP object is shadowing.

The Name Resolution probe sets the IsShadow attribute of the shadow IP object to TRUE, to identify the object as a shadow IP object. The probe also creates a ShadowOf relationship between the shadow IP object and the IP object that is being shadowed.

Refer the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide for more information on shadow IP objects.