The IP Manager monitors managed objects but not unmanaged objects. The IP Manager uses ICMP and SNMP, unless a different access mode is specified, to monitor a managed object for the purpose of determining the object’s status and connectivity. An unmanaged object is not polled or rediscovered by the IP Manager, but remains present in the modeled topology.

A managed object is an object whose IsManaged attribute has a value of TRUE. IsManaged is a Boolean attribute: TRUE when an object is managed, and FALSE when an object is unmanaged.

The Manage and Unmanage commands enable you to control whether an object is managed. Unmanaging a system might be useful when, for example, a switch or a card is taken offline for maintenance.