OTM Topology servers discover the elements of their respective domains. A portion of the discovered topology, necessary for cross-domain root-cause analysis, is passed to the associated OTM Analysis server.

Topology servers poll for the status of the Layer 1 and Layer 3 network elements in their respective domains.

Topology servers also interact with each other to share proxy objects of overlapping elements, copies of elements that are common to both domains.

Events are sent to the OTM Analysis server.