In order to enable interoperability of the Network Protocol Management Suite with IP Availability Manager , the Topology Split Manager (TSM), and the Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS Version 3.5, you must add multiple IP Availability Managers as topology sources for each Network Protocol Manager.


For interoperability with IP Availability Manager and the TSM feature, add the multiple IP Availability Manager server names that obtain topology from the TSM server.

Here is an example procedure to follow:

  1. Start the Global Console.

    On a UNIX system, go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the Service Assurance Manager (Global Manager) installation area and type:


    Press Enter.

  2. In the dialog box:

  3. Ensure that the VMware Smart Assurance Broker for your deployment appears in the Broker text box.

  4. Click the Manager list box or the Browse button to display a list of active (running) Managers, and from that list select a Network Protocol Manager to which you want to connect.

  5. Type your login username and password.

  6. Click OK.

    The Topology Browser console opens.

  7. On the Console, select Configure > Domain Manager Administration Console.

  8. In the Domain Manager Administration Console attached to a Network Protocol Manager such as INCHARGE-BGP, select Topology > Add Source to launch the Add Source dialog box.

  9. In the Add Source dialog box, select AM from the Element Type list, and type the name of the IP Availability Manager in the Element Name field.

  10. Click OK to add the IP Availability Manager as a topology source.

  11. Continue to use the Add Source dialog box to add additional IP Availability Manager servers that obtain topology from the TSM server.


    If using TSM, you must contact VMware Professional Services to obtain the appropriate discovery procedures.