A Global Manager imports topology from configured underlying VMware Smart Assurance domains. The topology sources are specified in the Global Manager’s ics-default.xml file located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/ics directory. A Global Manager synchronizes its topology whenever any of the following occurs:

  • The Global Manager is started.

  • A reconfiguration to an underlying server is required.

  • The analysis domain is reconnected after a connection loss or a restart.

  • The analysis domain performs a full or incremental discovery, or rediscovers an object; or a manual discovery is initiated.