The VMware Smart Assurance Adapter for TMF 814 uses a subset of the programmatic interfaces specified in the TMF 814 standard to communicate with EMSs.
For Operations Support System (OSS) environments that employ an inventory system, a customized VMware Smart Assurance adapter provides the ability to access data and include the data in the Optical Transport Manager repository. This data can include information about links between devices and circuits that span devices that different EMS instances manage.
The VMware Smart Assurance Adapter for TMF 814 architecture is shown in VMware Smart Assurance Adapter for TMF 814 architecture: a high-level view. As shown in the figure, the Adapter for TMF 814 has generic core functionality, and there are customized EMS adapters (the Cisco, Ciena, and EMS adapters) to support vendor-specific EMSs.