Typically, you use the template file named seedfile, which is located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf directory, as the basis for creating a seed file. You use the seedfile template to create a seed file for each IP Manager in your deployment.
If you start multiple IP Managers from the same IP Manager installation directory, use the seedfile template to create seed files with distinct names. For example, if you plan on starting two IP Manager instances named East and West from the same IP Manager installation directory, consider naming the two seed files East_seedfile and West_seedfile.
To use the seedfile template to create a seed file:
Go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the IP Manager installation area and type the following command to open the seedfile template:
Add the seed entries for the systems to be discovered.
Save and close the file.
The modified version of the seedfile template is saved to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory.