In addition to performing the configuration and administration tasks that are common to all IP Availability Managers, you perform the following additional tasks to set up IP Availability Manager in an MPLS Manager deployment:

  • Enable MPLS light discovery (mandatory in most cases).

  • Enable BGP light discovery for MPLS-BGP cross-domain correlation (optional).

  • Enable overlapping IP address discovery (optional).

  • Enable interoperability with the MPLS VPN-Tagging Server (optional).

  • Create CLI device-access objects for MPLS Manager (mandatory).

    Chapter 5, “Configuring IP Availability Manager,” provides the procedures for performing these tasks. Procedures for configuring all aspects of IP Availability Manager are given in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide.