The Adapter creates connections between Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS NPM topology elements as follows:

A Cable is instantiated for:

  • Each pair of point-to-point OSPF or ISIS neighbors

  • Each Physical Link on the 5620 SAM EMS. A Physical Link on the EMS can either be manually created by the operator or automatically instantiated via the LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) run at the port level.

    A NetworkConnection is instantiated for:

  • Each pair of OSPF or ISIS neighbors

  • Each pair of IP addresses in 30-bit or 31-bit subnets, if the IP/AM WANLink driver is called.


    The WANLink driver is called by default in the IP Availability Manager or above. “Configuring the WANLink driver” on page 39 provides instructions for configuring the Adapter for the WANLink driver in an installation that includes the IP Availability Manager.