In addition to performing the configuration and administration tasks that are common to all Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS (Adapter) instances, you perform the following additional task to set up the Adapter in a Topology Split Manager deployment:

Set the AMServerName parameter value in the Adapter’s emsConfig.import file to the name of the Topology Split Manager.

Upon reading this name, the Adapter will detect a Topology Split Manager destination and begin forwarding the topology data expected by a Topology Split Manager.

As an aside, the Topology Split Manager will set the ServiceName attribute of any topology object that is received from the Adapter to the name of the Adapter, to identify the Adapter as the object’s source. When an Adapter-originating device object is assigned by the Topology Split Manager to an IP Availability Manager, the IP Availability Manager will use the ServiceName value to subscribe to the Adapter for status updates.

Procedures for configuring all aspects of the Adapter are given in the VMware Smart Assurance Adapter for Alcatel-Lucent 5620 SAM EMS User Guide.