After the initial discovery and modeling of the network, the IP Manager uses Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) polling to monitor the status of the discovered systems. The type of ICMP and SNMP polling that IP Manager uses depends upon the protocol of the discovered systems.

The IP Manager uses ICMP and SNMP to discover and poll IPv4-only, IPv6-only, and dual-stack systems in the managed network environment. The IP Manager supports IPv4 ICMP, IPv6 ICMP, IPv4 SNMP, and IPv6 SNMP. IPv4 ICMP and IPv6 ICMP are also known as ICMPv4 and ICMPv6.

The parameters for controlling ICMP and SNMP polling and for setting thresholds for polled data are accessed through the Polling and Thresholds Console.