The tagging filter groups and settings provide a means to create an IP tag filter and specify a unique tag for each group of systems that are using the same but locally distinct IP addresses. Because the tags enable the IP Manager to distinguish between overlapping addresses belonging to different customers, the IP Manager is able to represent the customer-related overlapping IP addresses in the modeled topology.

Each discovered system that meets the defined matching criteria for an IP tag filter group is subjected to a second line of filtering defined by the parameters defined in the group’s setting, including a user-specified tag and a range of overlapping IP addresses. In this way, different filtering values can be applied to different groups of systems.