You can define local exceptions to automatic name resolution by adding the keywords and values that are identified in the left column of GUID-B7100119-63CF-4523-A132-93F720711E5D.html#GUID-B7100119-63CF-4523-A132-93F720711E5D___NAME_RESOLUTION_92417 to specific systems in the seed file. Consult “How to create a seed file” on page 96.
Chapter 3, Discovery, in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Concepts Guide provides information on the format of a seed file.
To configure exceptions for automatic name resolution:
Configure automatic name resolution as described in “Configuring automatic name resolution” on page 152.
Create a seed file and, for each exception to the sources that are defined for automatic name resolution, add an entry for the system with either a specific naming source or a specific name:
To define a specific naming source for a system, add the following keyword and value to the seed file entry:
NAMEFORMAT=<naming source> 192.168.12.2 NAMEFORMAT=TM_USELOOPBACK 192.168.2.2 NAMEFORMAT=TM_USEPRIVATEIP NAMEFORMAT=TM_USESEEDNAME SEEDNAME=<name> ROUTER2 NAMEFORMAT=TM_USESEEDNAME SEEDNAME=Core-router-2 192.168.8.29 NAMEFORMAT=TM_USESEEDNAME SEEDNAME=My-router
Import the seed file for discovery.
The locally specified naming sources and names will be used to name the systems.
If the resolution process is unsuccessful for the specified naming source for a system, a final procedure will use a public IP address, a private IP address, or the SNMP agent address for the system name.