What follows is an example procedure of specifying a different IP Availability Manager source. The procedure replaces an IP Availability Manager source named INCHARGE-AM with a source named INCHARGE-AM3. Native startup commands that contain the --norestore option are included in the procedure.

To specify a different IP Availability Manager source named INCHARGE-AM3:

  1. Go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the MPLS Management Suite installation area and type the following command to open the mpls.conf file:

                   sm_edit conf/mpls-t/mpls.conf
  2. Find the section, Instances of AM Server, and then find the following five lines:

    InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain_INCHARGE-AM {
           Type = "AM"
           DomainName = "INCHARGE-AM"
           DisplayName = "INCHARGE-AM"
  3. On the InChargeDomain, DomainName, and DisplayName lines, change INCHARGE-AM to INCHARGE-AM3:

    InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain-AM3 {
           Type = "AM"
           DomainName = "AM3"
           DisplayName = "AM3"
  4. Save and close the file.

    The modified version of the mpls.conf file is saved to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/mpls-t directory.

  5. Enter the following three commands from BASEDIR/smarts/bin to stop the MPLS Topology Server, the MPLS Monitoring Server, and the MPLS Analysis Server:

                   sm_service stop --force ic-mpls-topology
                   sm_service stop --force ic-mpls-monitoring
                   sm_service stop --force ic-mpls-analysis

    At startup, the MPLS Topology Server reads the mpls.conf file, loads the configuration information to its repository, and imports router and switch topology and CLI device-access objects from the IP Availability Manager sources that are specified in the mpls.conf file. In this example, the MPLS Topology Server will import new topology from the IP Availability Manager named INCHARGE-AM3.