With manual discovery, shown in GUID-A4F13FCA-3745-4551-A232-46B6381FC73B.html#GUID-A4F13FCA-3745-4551-A232-46B6381FC73B___IP_CONCEPTS_DISCOVERY_95824, the IP Manager discovers a set of systems that are specified in a seed file, or discovers an individual system that is specified in an Add Agent command. This method is useful in networks where the topology information is available from a well-maintained database.

Using this method with a comprehensive seed file is the quickest method for discovering a network because all systems are discovered by using the system hostnames or IP addresses that are already in the seed file. IP Manager User Guide provides instructions on creating a seed file.