The Adapter provides a link from the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS Service Aware Manager Open Interface (SAM-O) to the following VMware Smart Assurance Domain Managers:

  • IP Availability Manager or Network-Resource Manager

  • MPLS Topology Manager

  • Network Protocol Managers (Manager for BGP, Manager for OSPF, Manager for IS-IS)

  • Multicast Manager

    The Adapter sends topology queries by XML streams to the EMS, where they are processed. Near real-time events are passed from the EMS by Java Message Service (JMS), also in XML format, to the Adapter. Based on the events, the Adapter creates notifications in the Adapter Platform. The Adapter Platformcreates notifications for display in the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Global Console.

    Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMSarchitectureshows the event, alarm, and notification flow through the Adapter and the VMware Smart AssuranceDomain Managers and Adapter Platform.


    The Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMSdoes not communicate directly with network elements; rather, it imports information from the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS server only.

    Figure 1. Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMSarchitecture

    Generally, the Adapter is not installed on the same host as the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS. Depending on deployment considerations, it may be installed on the same or different host as other VMware Smart Assuranceproducts.