The Adapter discovers Alcatel-Lucent devices and creates a topology of the network managed by the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS.

The Adapter discovers the Alcatel-Lucent topology through the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS and populates this topology in the Managers such as the IP Availability Manager, MPLS Manager, and the NPM Managers. In addition, the Domain Managers discover the non-Alcatel-Lucent entities in the network.

The Managers individually handle post-processing to stitch together the physical and logical topologies from both the EMS and other sources in a heterogeneous network. Architecture for multi-vendor topology supportillustrates this architecture. Post-processing creates objects such as a NetworkConnection between an Alcatel-Lucent element and a non-Alcatel-Lucent element.

Figure 1. Architecture for multi-vendor topology support

The Adapter does not provide multi-vendor support for the Multicast Manager.