An object’s Containment view appears in a dialog box that organizes the information for the object into tab pages and tables.

The intent of the Containment view is to allow users to examine detailed component topology of an individual object. The Global Console retrieves the topology information from the Global Manager and from the underlying Domain Managers. If an underlying Domain Manager is not attached to the console, the console automatically establishes a connection to the Domain Manager by using the user’s login ID.

In a Network Protocol Manager for OSPF deployment, the Global Console retrieves the Containment topology information from the Global Manager, from Network Protocol Manager for OSPF, and from IP Availability Manager. As an example, if you want to examine the OSPF interfaces or neighbor endpoints of a router that is running an OSPF service, you can do so by opening a Containment dialog box for the router object. The console will retrieve the interface or endpoint topology information from the underlying Network Protocol Manager for OSPF application.