VMware Smart Assurance IP Availability Manager is an example of an VMware Smart Assurance Domain Manager, where a Domain Manager is a service-assurance application associated with a particular type of information-technology domain (networks, systems, applications, and network application services). For IP Availability Manager, the domain is IP network transport connectivity. Each Domain Manager is autonomous in the sense that it maintains its own data models, repository, and problem signatures, and monitors and analyzes the discovered objects in its own domain.