The Optical Transport Manager works in conjunction with the following types of adapters, which may be implemented in some deployments:

  • Inventory adapters

  • Event adapters

  • Device adapters

    Adapters are custom-built for the specific brand of equipment, type of device, and deployment environment of the client. They can be purchased separately from VMware, created by the client, created by the Custom Engineering (CE) group at VMware, or by a third-party developer.