An IP domain manager can either be managed by an IP-Configuration Manager or by itself. An IP domain manager is said to be managed if its ICIM_Manager::ICIM-Manager::ServiceName is not empty. The non-empty value is interpreted as the name of the IP-Configuration Manager that manages it, but the referred IP-Configuration Manager may or may not actually exist. An IP domain manager is said to be unmanaged if its ICIM_Manager::ICIM-Manager::ServiceName is empty. A managed IP domain manager puts itself under the control of an IP-Configuration Manager. The IP Configuration Manager is responsible for configuring and applying settings to the managed IP domain managers. To prevent the managed IP domain manager from overwriting the settings configured by the IP-Configuration Manager, the setting editing capability of the managed IP domain manager is disabled when it is attached to the console. The console does not dynamically track whether an IP domain manger is managed by an IP Configuration Manager. If an IP domain manager changes from managed to unmanaged, or vice-versa, it should be detached from the console and then reattached to the console to get its setting editing capability updated.

An unmanaged IP domain manager is not controlled by any IP-Configuration Manager and is responsible for managing its own settings.

An IP-Configuration Manager manages an IP domain manager if the following three conditions are met:

  • The IP domain manager is a target of the IP Configuration manager, that is, there is an IC_Domain instance created for the IP domain manager in the IP Configuration Manager.

  • The attribute IC_Doamin::<target_server>::IsConfEnabled is set to true.

  • The IP domain manager's attribute ICIM_Manager::ICIM-Manager::ServiceName is set to the name of the IP Configuration Manager or, when the IP Configuration Manager's attribute CM_Configuration::CM-Configuration:: ConfUnmanagedTarget is set to True, is empty.