MPLS Manager exports the results of its root-cause and impact analysis to the Global Manager, where the results are displayed in the form of VMware Smart Assurance notifications in the Notification Log Console view of the Global Console. The notifications identify MPLS Manager (for example, INCHARGE-MPLS) in the Source attribute. Users can double-click a notification to view detailed information about the notification.
MPLS Manager creates two types of notifications:
Root-cause problem notifications
Indicate points of failure that are diagnosed by MPLS Manager. Each root-cause problem notification indicates a separate failure.
Indicate an abnormal condition that is detected by MPLS Manager. MPLS Manager computes these events from status updates and uses them as symptoms to determine root-cause problems.
Event notifications can also be events that are not necessarily used for problem analysis but might be of interest to administrators or operators.
Chapter 2, “Viewing MPLS Analysis Results and Topology,” provides information about viewing the notifications. Chapter 3, “MPLS, VPN, and BGP Objects and their Failures,” and Chapter 4, “MPLS Cross-Domain Impact Correlation Analysis,” provide information about the notifications that are created by MPLS Manager.