The IP Manager uses volume licensing to determine the size of the topology that the IP Manager is permitted to discover and manage in the deployment.

Volume licensing counts either or both of the following:

  • All managed network adapters (ports and interfaces) in the topology.

  • All managed systems in the topology. Systems include routers, switches, hubs, virtual routers, security devices, hosts, servers, desktop or laptops, workstations, probes, terminal servers, printers, IP phones, wireless access points (WAPs), and CSUs/DSUs.

    An accurate count of systems ensures that the deployment can manage all the devices appropriately. The discovery process will halt if the number of discovered systems or network adapters exceeds the licensed quantity.