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HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started by Marius Vilemaitis

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Boosting up discovery with seeds

Sometimes, NNMi may have difficulties discovering some nodes. For example, nodes that are far away from NNMi in terms of number of hops. In such cases, we may want or even need to boost a discovery, forcing NNMi to load some devices automatically. This can be done using seeds. This section describes how to work with seeds.

What are seeds?

A seed is a list of nodes which has to be loaded into the NNMi topology. Technically, it's a simple part of NNMi—the administrator lists IP addresses or hostnames, which have to be forced into NNMi's topology. But on other hand, it's very important to understand its meaning and influence on the whole deployment and operation process. Seeds are very handy when devices cannot be discovered ...

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