The purpose of mapping rules is to control the destination of devices into specific IP Availability Managers in Smarts Manager, and specific Networks in Network Configuration Manager. For example, if a device exists in Network Configuration Manager but not in Smarts Manager, then during synchronization, the device must be put on a pending list for discovery in Smarts Manager. The mapping rules can dictate to which IP Availability Managers pending list the device will be placed.
When the IP Availability Manager used in the mapping rules or the default IP Availability Manager selected is managed by a TSM, then the devices always get added to the TSM. “Mapping with topology split manager (TSM)” on page 184 provides more details on the devices added to the TSM.