For autodiscovery, discovery filters determine which systems are discovered and added to the modeled topology. You create a filter by specifying a combination of characters and wildcards, and by selecting the types of systems to which the filter is applied.

Chapter 9, Wildcard Patterns, in the IP Manager Reference Guide provides information on wildcard syntax.

To create a discovery filter:

  1. Attach the Domain Manager Administration Console to the target IP Manager.

    “Opening the Domain Manager Administration Console” on page 18provides instructions on opening this console.

  2. In the left panel of the Domain Manager Administration Console, click the IP Manager name to display a multiple-tab window in the right panel of the console.

  3. Click Discovery Filters.

  4. Specify values for each of the discovery filter fields:

    • IP Address Range

      • System Name

      • System Description

      • SystemOID

      • System Types

        You must specify a value for each field. The System Name and System Description fields are case-sensitive.

  5. Decide whether newly discovered systems that match this filter should be added to the topology or to the Pending Devices list.

    Chapter 3, Discovery, in the IP Manager Concepts Guide provides information about automatically or manually accepting new systems.

  6. Optional: Select View Extended Filter to view the extended options of the filter. The extended options enable you to specify the SNMP port, the SNMP version, the access mode, and the read community string or strings to be used when polling the systems that match an IP address within the IP address range of this filter.

  7. Click Add, and then click Apply.

    When you create multiple filters, a candidate system is compared against the filters in the order in which the filters are arranged. When a candidate system matches a filter, the system is added to the discovery queue. Because of this behavior, put the more limiting filters first. You can arrange the order of the filters by selecting a filter and clicking the up or down arrows under the list of filters.