For a discovered system, IP Availability Manager and IP Performance Manager uses a consistent naming convention to assign the system and each of its components a unique name. The name assigned to a system is determined by the setting of the NameFormat parameter in the name-resolver.conf file, which is located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/discovery directory. The assigned name becomes the value of the system’s Name attribute. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Discovery Guide provides information about the name resolution process used to name a system.

Note:

The values of a system’s Name attribute and DisplayName attribute may be different, depending on the setting of the DisplayNameFormat parameter in the discovery.conf file. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Configuration Guide describes the configuration parameters in the discovery.conf file and provides instructions on modifying the parameters.

To name a discovered network object, IP Availability Manager and IP Performance Manager uses the appropriate naming format defined in Naming formats for discovered network objects to name the object. The naming formats shown in the table are the default naming conventions. If no naming format is listed for Display Name, the naming format is the same as the one listed for Name.

Table 1. Naming formats for discovered network objects

Class name

Naming format

Systems

Bridge

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

FileServer

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Firewall

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Host

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Hub

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

LoadBalancer

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

MSFC

(Multilayer Switch Feature Card)

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Node

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Probe

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Router

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

RSFC

(Router Switch Feature Card)

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

RSM

(Router Switch Module)

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Switch

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

TerminalServer

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Uncertified

Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:Name or <MIBIISysName>

Physical packages

Card

Name:CARD-<IP>/<FQDN>/<INDEX>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT] [CARDTYPE]

Chassis

Name:CHASSIS-<IP/FQDN>

Display Name:CHASSIS-<IP/FQDN>

Rack

Name:RACK-<IP/FQDN>

Display Name:RACK-<IP/FQDN>

Network adapters

Interface

Name:IF-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<INDEX>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT/PORT] [IPLIST] [Interface Description]

Port

Name:PORT-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<INDEX>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT/PORT] [IPLIST] [Port Description]

Device connections

Cable

Name:LINK-IF-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<INDEX><->PORT-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT/PORT] [IPLIST] [Connectivity Description]

NetworkConnection

Name:LINK-IF<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:NAME

TrunkCable

Name:LINK-PORT-<IP/FQDN/INDEX>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT/PORT] [Link Description]

Service access points

DLCI

Name:IF-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<INDEX>

Display Name:NAME [SLOT/PORT] [IPLIST] [Interface Description]

DuplicateIP

Name:IP-<IP Address>

Display Name:NAME-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

DuplicateIPv6

Name:IPv6-<IPv6 Address>

Display Name:<IPv6 Address> [IP Address]

DuplicateVPNIP

Name:IP-<IP Address>

Display Name:NAME-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

HSRPEndpoint

Name:HSRP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<HSRPEndpointKey>

Display Name:NAME [Group <GroupNumber>] [Interface NAME]

VRRPEndpoint

Name:VRRP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<VRRPEndpointKey>

Display Name:NAME [Group <GroupNumber>] [Interface NAME]

EVCEndPoint

Name:EVCEP-systemName [EVCEndPointId ] [UNIId] [EVCId]

Example:EVCEP-dev-7604.lss.vmware.com[3][PE2] [EVPL_EVC_2]

IP

Name:IP-<IP Address>

Display Name:NAME [SystemName]

IPv6

Name:IPv6-<IPv6 Address>

Display Name:<IPv6 Address> [SystemName]

MAC

Name:MAC-<MAC Address>

Display Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN> [<MAC Address>]

STPNode

Name:STPNODE-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<DesignatedPortNumber>/<STPNodeKey>

Display Name:NAME

VirtualTCP

Name:VIRT-TCP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>:<PortNumber>

Display Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>:<PortNumber>

VPNIP

Name:VPN-IP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Logical links

IPNetwork

Name:IPNET-<NetworkNumber>

Example:

IPNET-10.31.117.0

Display Name:<IP Address/ NetworkNumber>

IPv6Network

Name:IPv6NET-<NetworkNumber>

Example:

IPv6NET-3FFE:80C0:22C:100:0:0:0:0

Display Name:<IPv6 Address><NetworkNumber>

VLAN

Name:VLAN-<VLANKey>

Display Name:NAME-[VLAN Description]

VPNIPNetwork

Name:IP-<IP Address>

Display Name:IP-<IP Address> [SystemName]

Collections

Partition

Name:Partition-<PartitionKey>

Display Name:NAME

Management agents

SNMPAgent

Name:SNMPAgent-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:NAME

VRAgent

Name:VRA-<IP-Address>/<RouterID>

DisplayName:VR Agent <IP-Address>/<RouterID>

Logical devices

Disk

Name:DISK-<IP Address/FQDN/INDEX>/<Disk Index>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

Fan

Name:FAN-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

FileSystem

Name:FS-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Root]

Memory

Name:MEM-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

PowerSupply

Name:PWR-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

Processor

Name:PSR-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

TemperatureSensor

Name:TEMP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Device ID>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

VoltageSensor

Name:VOLT-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<Index>

Display Name:NAME [VoltageSensor description]

Redundancy groups

CardRedundancyGroup

Name:CardRedundancyGroup-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<moduleType>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

HSRPGroup

Name:HSRP-GROUP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:NAME [Group <GroupNumber>]

VRRPGroup

Name:VRRP-GROUP-<IP Address>/<FQDN>

Display Name:NAME [Group <GroupNumber>]

NetworkAdapterRedundancyGroup

Name:NetworkAdapterRedundancyGroup-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<moduleType>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

SystemRedundancyGroup

Name:SystemRedundancyGroup-<IP Address>/<FQDN>/<moduleType>

Display Name:NAME [Description]

KEY

FQDN = Fully Qualified Domain Name