The IP Manager uses Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to discover and poll IPv4-only, IPv6-only, and dual-stack systems in the managed network environment. The IP Manager supports IPv4 ICMP (also known as ICMPv4), IPv6 ICMP (also known as ICMPv6), IPv4 SNMP, and IPv6 SNMP.


Unless specified otherwise, the term ICMP is used to refer to IPv4 and IPv6 ICMP polling, and the term SNMP is used to refer to IPv4 and IPv6 SNMP polling.

Because many Management Information Bases (MIBs) have not yet been modified to accommodate IPv6 addresses, the following IP Manager features are supported for IPv4 only:

  • Autodiscovery

  • Light discovery for satellite Domain Managers

  • Creation of CLI device access objects for satellite Domain Managers

  • IP tagging and IP tag filters

  • IPSec tunnel discovery

  • Virtual router discovery

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) discovery, monitoring, and analysis.