Generally when a node is discovered via SNMP the name field is populated with name found via snmp. I have a type of device that I would rather it used the IP address instead of the name, much like how a ping only displays. Is there a way to change the way this class of devices is displayed? If I were to manage each node, change the name to be the IP would it stay that way or would the name eventually be put back in place. These particular devices, the name is system generated, "gobblygook-00-90-88" based on partial MAC address. Using the IP would be a big help since we would then be able to quickly determine which machine we are looking at.
If you change the name in Manage Nodes, then the name will stay that way forever (unless of course you change it again).