The Environment Polling - External Poller setting serves two purposes:

  • Provides a means of testing the system-component instrumentation and analysis functionality of the IP Performance Manager.

  • Provides a means for the IP Performance Manager to import system-component status updates from an VMware Smart Assurance adapter, such as the Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide provides information on the Environment Polling - External Poller setting parameters.