The Adapter supports optional full and incremental discovery of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network, importing BGP topology information from the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS server into the VMware Smart Assurance Network Protocol Manager for BGP. The Adapter does not support EBGP (External BGP) endpoints/sessions.
The Network Protocol Manager for BGP diagnoses connectivity failures for the BGP protocol. The Network Protocol Manager for BGP, working with the IP Availability Manager and the imported information for Alcatel-Lucent devices from the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS server, discovers and monitors network devices running BGP services, diagnoses BGP-related failures, and reports the results of its analysis to the Global Manager. The Network Protocol Manager for BGP also detects common configuration problems that occur when deploying and maintaining the routing infrastructure.