You can schedule full discovery and pending discovery intervals:

  • Scheduling a full discovery interval determines how often the IP Manager attempts to rediscover the existing systems in its repository.

  • Scheduling a pending discovery interval determines how often the IP Manager attempts to discover the systems on the Pending Devices list.

    By default, the full discovery interval is enabled and set to 1 day, and the pending discovery interval is enabled and set to 6 hours. The parameters that control scheduled discovery are located on the Topology tab page of the Domain Manager Administration Console.

    The full discovery interval should not be set to less than 60 minutes, and the pending discovery interval should not be set to less than 5 minutes. Violating either of these restrictions will result in the printing of an exception by the Domain Manager Administration Console. For example:

    Apply changes failed: Invalid full discovery interval

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information on how to configure the full and pending discovery intervals.