The Adapter supports optional full and incremental discovery of the MPLS network, importing MPLS and VPN topology information from the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS server into the VMware Smart Assurance MPLS Manager.

The MPLS Manager manages MPLS networks and virtual private routed networks (VPRNs), IP virtual private networks (IP VPNs), virtual leased lines (VLLs), and virtual private LAN services (VPLS). The MPLS Manager supports generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunnels configured and provisioned over these virtual entities. The MPLS Manager provides mapping and correlation between the MPLS and the VPN domains, as well as between the MPLS/VPN domains and the underlying transport domain. This is accomplished by means of cross-domain correlation and cross-domain impact analysis.