The VMware Smart Assurance Adapter Platform imports alarms and event information from the Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS and imports network topology information from the IP Availability Manager.

The Adapter reads and processes events, such as additions and deletions of devices, which it exports to the Global Manager. The Adapter supports both initial synchronization of historical events and ongoing handling of asynchronous events. In addition, the Adapter processes alarms and then creates or deletes notifications in the Adapter Platform, which are then forwarded to the Global Manager. The Adapter maps alarms to notifications for display in the Notification Log of the Global Console. To process an alarm, the Adapter maps the Alarm ID, Type, and Cause parameters to table entries containing text for the notification.