To manually add an IP Availability Manager as a topology source to VoIP Availability Manager:

  1. In the Domain Manager Administration Console attached to VoIP Availability Manager, select Topology > Add Source to launch the Add Source dialog box.

  2. In the dialog box (Add Source Dialog Box for IP Availability Manager—example), select AM from the Element Type drop-down list, type the name of the IP Availability Manager application (for example, INCHARGE-AM2) in the Element Name field, and then click OK to add IP Availability Manager as a topology source.

    Figure 1. Add Source Dialog Box for IP Availability Manager—example

    In response, VoIP Availability Manager:

    • Adds the specified IP Availability Manager as a topology source.

      • Creates in its repository an InChargeDomain object (INCHARGE-AM2, for example) for the IP Availability Manager instance added as a topology source.

      • Establishes a connection to the IP Availability Manager source and probes the source for device topology information.

      • Imports and stores in its repository the device topology discovered by the IP Availability Manager source.

      • Initiates its own discovery by sending SNMP polls and CLI commands to the devices to discover the VoIP information needed to build the VoIP topology.

        A Discovery Progress window opens, displays progress messages, and might display a list of elements (pending elements) that could not be discovered. When "Last discovery completed" appears near the end of the progress report in the Discovery Status section, the probing of topology information is complete.

  3. Click Close to close the Discovery Progress window.

  4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until you have added each IP Availability Manager application in your deployment as a topology source to VoIP Availability Manager.

    After completing its initial discovery, VoIP Availability Manager will import the device topology from IP Availability Manager whenever IP Availability Manager completes a discovery cycle. “Synchronizing with IP Availability Manager” on page 43 describes how VoIP Availability Manager synchronizes its topology with the topology discovered by IP Availability Manager.