If multiple instances of the same IP address exist within the IP Manager domain, and when the IP Manager imports and merges the topologies, it replaces the multiple IP objects with a single DuplicateIP object. For a similar scenario in an IPv6 network, the IP Manager replaces the multiple IPv6 objects with a single DuplicateIPv6 object.

Information on how to handle DuplicateIP address notifications are described in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide.