Security Manager 3.0.x includes IPS Manager 3.0.x, which is essentially the same application as IPS MC 2.2, with the following differences:
•IPS Manager 3.0.x is installed as part of the Security Manager 3.0.x installation. There is no separate installation for IPS Manager.
•IPS Manager 3.0.x shares a common device inventory with Security Manager 3.0.x. All device inventory management (for example, adding and deleting devices) for IPS Manager is handled through the Security Manager GUI.
•IPS Manager 3.0.x can be opened from within Security Manager 3.0.x to manage the IPS functionality of a device.
Security Manager 3.0.x provides a database migration utility that enables you to migrate a database from IPS MC 2.2 to Security Manager and IPS Manager 3.0. Instructions on the use of this utility are provided in the Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 3.0.
Security Manager 3.1
Security Manager 3.1 obsoletes IPS Manager and IPS MC by providing native IPS management within the Security Manager application itself along with firewall and VPN management.
Security Manager 3.1 includes a script to extract the IPS device credentials (device name, IP address, and credentials) from an IPS MC 2.2 database backup into a file. You then import the file into the Common Services Device Credential Repository (DCR) on the Security Manager 3.1 server. Finally you add the IPS devices to Security Manager using the Add from DCR device import method. For detailed instructions refer to the Section Importing IPS MC 2.2 Datain the Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 3.1