You can use any of the following methods to control the management state of objects:

  • Set the management state of individual objects by attaching the Global Console to the IP Manager and by using the Manage and Unmanage commands.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information on how to set the management state of an object.

  • Use the discovery hook scripts that are provided with the IP Manager to set the management state for IPs, devices, interfaces, ports, and other objects.

    For example, if there are groups of IP addresses that are not normally reachable by using ICMP polling, specify the IP ranges or matching criteria in the custom-end-post.asl file to ensure that the IP Manager will set the management state of these IP addresses to unmanaged. The IP Manager will not ping IP addresses that are unmanaged.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information on how to use discovery hook scripts.

  • Use the Interface Management Policy that is provided with the IP Manager to set the management state for interfaces.

    The Interface Management Policy, which is accessible through a Polling and Thresholds Console, enables you to set a system-level policy to unmanage interfaces. By default, this policy is not active.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide describes the Interface Management Policy and provides instructions on changing its setting.

  • Create IP tag filter groups to not only tag specific IP addresses on a discovered system, but to also set those IP addresses to managed or unmanaged when the system is discovered.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide describes the IP tagging feature and provides instructions on creating IP tag filter groups.