When Multicast Manager is included in the managed MPLS environment, the Global Manager receives MulticastVPN and MulticastGroup objects from both Multicast Manager and MPLS Manager. Because Multicast Manager discovers draft-Rosen MVPNs, and MPLS Manager discovers NG MVPNs, each MulticastVPN object will have a distinct name. Because Multicast Manager discovers the multicast groups of the draft-Rosen MVPNs and the NG MVPNs, and MPLS Manager discovers the multicast groups of the NG MVPNs, some MulticastGroup objects will have the same name.
For any two MulticastGroup objects that have the same name, which occurs when Multicast Manager and MPLS Manager discover the same multicast group, the Global Manager integrates those two objects into one MulticastGroup object.
Because that MulticastGroup object is discovered and monitored independently by Multicast Manager and MPLS Manager, the Global Manager can receive events for that object from both Multicast Manager and MPLS Manager. Multicast Manager detects and generates VPN-misconfiguration events and performance-threshold events for MulticastGroups, and MPLS Manager detects and generates impact events for MulticastGroups.
Multicast Manager discovers a full set of attribute information for MulticastGroups, and MPLS Manager discovers just enough attribute information to be able to detect MulticastGroup impact events. To view the full set of attributes for a MulticastGroup, connect a Global Console to Multicast Manager.