In an IP deployment, one or more IP domain managers discover topology objects and monitor their status by polling them at regular intervals. The frequency of polling is determined by the polling and threshold settings that are configured for each IP domain manager. The IP domain manager monitors managed objects but not unmanaged objects. An unmanaged object is not polled or rediscovered by the IP domain manager.

The IsManaged attribute value of an object determines whether an object is managed or unmanaged. A managed object is an object whose IsManaged attribute is TRUE. An unmanaged object is an object whose IsManaged attribute is FALSE. In most cases, an object's management state is more accurately determined after postprocessing.

By default,

  • All interfaces are managed.

  • All ports that have connections are managed.