You can specify a different IP Availability Manager source for the MPLS Topology Server by performing the following two steps:

  1. In the mpls.conf file, replace the IP Availability Manager entry with the new entry.

  2. Stop the MPLS Topology Server, the MPLS Monitoring Server, and the MPLS Analysis Server and then restart them with startup command lines that contain the --norestore option.

    Including the --norestore option in the startup command line will start the MPLS servers without restoring any saved objects from their respective repository files. Repository files are located in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/repos/icf directory. This mode of startup deletes from the repository the topology and instrumentation objects that are associated with the current IP Availability Manager source.

    Because the MPLS service startup commands that are created during the MPLS Manager installation do not contain the --norestore option, you will need to do one of the following:

    • Temporarily modify the service startup commands by substituting --ignore-restore-errors with --norestore.

    • Create new service startup commands or new native startup commands that contain the --norestore option.