Before starting a Network Protocol Manager for BGP or Network Protocol Manager for OSPF, configure the DisplayName variable, and restart the Manager without the Repository (.rps file).


If your Network Protocol Manager installation is new and does not have a Repository file, do not perform step 5.

  1. If running, stop the Network Protocol Manager, as described in the VMware Smart Assurance Network Protocol Management Suite Installation Guide.

  2. At NPM_BASEDIR/smarts/bin, enter the following command:

    sm_edit conf/<bgp or ospf_directory>/<bgp or ospf>.conf
  3. Locate the variable, IsDisplayNameCustom, and set the value to “TRUE”, as follows:

    IsDisplayNameCustom = TRUE
  4. Save and close the file.

  5. If the Network Protocol Manager has a Repository (.rps file), first remove it. If these is no Repository file, skip this step.

    At NPM_BASEDIR/smarts/bin, enter the following command:

    rm  ../local/repos/icf/<bgp or ospf_
  6. Start the Adapter.

  7. Start the Network Protocol Manager.

  8. After all of the Network Protocol Managers in your deployment are started, launch a full discovery using the following command:

    bin/sm_adapter -s <ASAM adapter name> alcatel-sam/discover.asl