The Pending Devices list, which appears in the Discovery Progress window, lists systems that are waiting to be discovered by the IP Manager. The IP Manager attempts to discover the sys­tems on the Pending Devices list during the next pending discovery interval, or when a pend­ing discovery is manually invoked. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guideprovides information about the pending discovery interval and pending discovery.

To view the Pending Devices list, attach the Domain Manager Administration Console to the IP Manager and select Topology >Show Discovery Progress.

To view the Pending Devices list, attach the Domain Manager Administration Console to the IP Managerand select Topology >Show Discovery Progress. Pending Devices list that contains multiple pending systemsis an example of a Pending Devices list.

  1. Pending

  2. Devices

  3. list

  4. Discovery

  5. Status

  6. messages

Figure 1. Pending Devices list that contains multiple pending systems

A system is added to the Pending Devices list when one of the following occurs:

  • The system does not respond to ICMP polls during a discovery.

  • The system does not respond to SNMP polls during a discovery.

  • The system is processed by autodiscovery, and the manual accept mode is enabled. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guideprovides information about manual accept mode.

  • The number of discovered systems exceeds the current system limit. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guideprovides information about setting the current system limit.

  • The number of discovered systems exceeds the number of volume licenses that are available to the IP Manager. Insufficient number of volume licenses provides information about volume licenses and the OutOfLicense notification.

  • The system does not support SNMP, which means that the system responded to ICMP polls but the discovery process could not contact an SNMP agent for the system.

  • The IP Manager receives an SNMP trap that indicates that the configuration of the system might have changed. A system is placed on the Pending Devices list when one of the following traps is received:

    • coldStart (RFC 1215 MIB)

    • warmStart (RFC 1215 MIB)

    • a3ComSysModuleCardInsertEvent (3COM CB9000-MIB)

    • cefcFRUInserted (CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB)

    • cefcFRURemoved (CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB)

    • ciscoConfigManEvent (CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB)

    • sysConfigChangeTrap (CISCO-STACK-MIB)