Network Protocol Manager (NPM) maps depict BGP and OSPF topologies and connectivity between topological elements.

Types of NPM maps are:

  • An OSPF topology map contains elements such as OSPF areas, services, networks, neighbor relationships, and virtual links; and relationships and connections.

  • A BGP topology map contains elements such as autonomous systems, BGP services, and BGP sessions; and relationships and connections.

  • An EIGRP topology map contains EIGRP elements along with their relationships and connections.

  • An IS-IS topology map shows the status of the IS-IS and transport network elements and their many relationships.

    These maps are described more completely in VMware Smart Assurance Network Protocol Manager documentation.