On new devices, we are seeing differences in the sensors added based on what we enter into the "IPv4 Address/DNS Name" field. Using the netbios name yields different results than the FQDN name. The IP address yields yet different results. While they all share many of the same sensors, they are not completely the same. The netbios name seems to result in the most sensors.
It is true that we can manually add the sensors, but depending on the name used, they may not all work. Specifically, we have challenges with WMI sensors when not using the netbios name.
I was under the impression that the "IPv4 Address/DNS Name" field was used for name resolution only. However, it seems to actually impact the results.
Why is this?