There are several ways to control the transfer of settings to the configuration-enabled IP domain managers. Choose one of the following methods to disable the automatic transfer of settings to the IP Managers:

  • Do not start IP Manager servers before settings are ready to be pushed. Complete the configuration of settings in the Polling and Threshold Console attached to the IP-Configuration Manager before starting the IP Manager servers.

  • If the IP-Configuration Manager is running, but the IP domain managers are not, then access the Polling and Thresholds Console attached to the IP-Configuration Manager. Add the target IP Manager names to the IP-Configuration Manager, then edit the primary groups and settings in the Polling and Thresholds Console prior to starting the IP Manager servers. If any custom groups or settings are required, set those up before starting the IP Managers. The “Add target IP domain managers through the Global Console” section in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides more information.

  • Attach the Polling and Thresholds Console and edit the primary groups and settings. When ready to have the IP-Configuration Manager push the settings, change the IsConfEnabled attribute back to TRUE for each target manager you want configuration-enabled. Edit the attribute value from the domain manager Administration Console. The “Add target IP domain managers through the Global Console” section in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides more information.

  • If both IP-Configuration Manager and the target IP Managers are running, then use the Polling and Thresholds Console attached to the IP-Configuration Manager to set the attribute, IsConfEnabled to FALSE for each target IP Manager. This temporarily disables automatic download of the settings. When ready to have the IP-Configuration Manager push the settings, change the IsConfEnabled attribute back to TRUE for each target IP Manager. To initiate transfer of settings, click the Push Settings icon.

    Edit the IP Manager's attribute, ICIM_Manager::ICIM-Manager::ServiceName, and set it to a value other than the IP-Configuration Manager's name. This temporarily disables automatic download of the settings. When ready to have the IP-Configuration Manager push the settings, change the Service Name attribute back to an empty value or to the IP-Configuration Manager's name. To initiate transfer of settings, click Push Settings.Discovery settings from the IP-Configuration Manager to IP domain managers.

  • Topology parameters and discovery filters can be configured in IP-Configuration Manager and applied to IP domain managers using the ApplyDiscoverySettings attribute. This feature is not enabled by default in IP-Configuration Manager.

    The ApplyDiscoverySettings attribute of each IP domain manager under IC-Domain,controls the transfer of discovery filters and topology parameters. This attribute must be set to TRUE for discovery settings to be applied to a target IP domain manager.