An object’s Containment view appears in a dialog box that organizes the information for the object into tab pages and tables.
The intent of the Containment view is to allow users to examine detailed component topology of an individual object. The Global Console retrieves the topology information from the Global Manager and from the underlying Domain Managers. If an underlying Domain Manager is not attached to the console, the console automatically establishes a connection to the Domain Manager by using the user’s login ID.
In an MPLS Manager deployment, the Global Console retrieves the Containment topology information from the Global Manager, from MPLS Manager, and from IP Availability Manager. As an example, if you want to examine the LSP hops of a TE LSP or an LDP LSP, you can do so by opening a Containment dialog box for the LSP. The console will retrieve the LSP-hop information from the underlying MPLS Manager application, specifically, from the underlying MPLS Topology Server component of MPLS Manager.
Multicast containment is described in the VMware Smart Assurance Multicast Manager User Guide. BGP containment is described in the VMware Smart Assurance Network Protocol Manager for BGP User Guide.