MPLS Manager supports (understands) VRF IP objects and IPNetwork objects that have been tagged by VMware Smart Assurance IP Availability Manager.

Tagged IP and IPNetwork objects enable IP Availability Manager to discover overlapping IP addresses and store them in its modeled topology. By importing tagged IP and IPNetwork objects from IP Availability Manager, MPLS Manager is able to store overlapping IP addresses in its modeled topology.

The inclusion of overlapping IP addresses in the modeled topology results in a more accurate and more complete model of the topology, which enables IP Availability Manager and MPLS Manager to perform more accurate correlation analysis.

By default, IP Availability Manager is not enabled to perform discovery of overlapping IP addresses. The VMware Smart Assurance MPLS Manager Configuration Guide provides instructions for enabling this feature.