Upon identifying the virtual IP address, use the ipExcludeList parameter in the discovery.conf file to prevent the IP address from being added to the discovered topology. You can use wildcards, described in Appendix B, “Wildcard Patterns,” to specify matching patterns in the IP exclude patterns. Any IP address that matches an exclude pattern will not be added to the topology.

To exclude an Avaya virtual IP address from the topology:

  1. Go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the IP Availability Manager installation area and type the following command to open the discovery.conf file:

    sm_edit conf/discovery/discovery.conf
  2. Add your ipExcludeList filter to the file.

    Here is an example of an ipExcludeList filter:

    ipExcludeList += ""
  3. Save and close the file. The modified version of the discovery.conf file is saved to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/discovery directory.

  4. If IP Availability Manager was running before you edited the discovery.conf file, restart IP Availability Manager.