The following three seed entries are examples of how to present the same seed entry as a hostname, as an IPv4 address, and as an IPv6 address. A dual-stack discovery candidate system could be presented in any of these three ways. Each seed entry spans multiple lines and specifies the SNMP version, the username, and no authentication:

Core-SWITCH-1 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=inch_n 
      ENGINEID=800002b804616263
20.30.4.1 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=inch_n 
      ENGINEID=800002b804616263
3FFE:80C0:22C:101:219:56FF:FE3F:8A50 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=inch_n 
      ENGINEID=800002b804616263

The following three seed entries specify the SNMP port (2161) that the IP Manager should use to access the system. Notice that the seed entry with the hostname system identifier includes a v4v6 IP version suffix, and that the seed entry with the IPv6 system identifier encloses the IPv6 address in square brackets:

SWITCH2:v4v6:2161 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=inch_n
20.30.4.1:2161 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=inch_n
[3FFE:80C0:22C:101:219:56FF:FE3F:8A50]:2161 SNMPVERSION=V3 
      USER=inch_n

The following seed entry specifies that the default authentication protocol MD5 should be used to access the system. The prefix <E-1.0> indicates that the authentication password is encrypted:

switch-2.example.com SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=smarts SNMPPORT=2222
  ENGINEID=6acff2d4098338 AUTHPROTOCOL=MD5
  AUTHPASS=<E-1.0>869D64B72C38FE49E881BC38BCCE6A0B
  1DE597A5871636C4B0F139FA7EB1100C

The encrypted password, which wraps around in the display but is actually one line, was created by using the procedure described in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide.

The following seed entry specifies that the authentication protocol SHA should be used to access the system, and that the privacy protocol AES should be used to encrypt the SNMP messages that are sent to the system. The prefix <E-1.0> indicates that both the authentication password and the privacy password are encrypted:

128.221.19.8 SNMPVERSION=V3 USER=shaAesUser AUTHPROTOCOL=SHA
  AUTHPASS=<E-1.0>123ABC456#$%123abc456#$%
  PRIVPROTOCOL=AES
  PRIVPASS=<E-1.0>456123abc456#$%456123ABC456#$%
  ENGINEID=0000000902000003E333C440