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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 15, 2020

ITNM 4.2.0.7:Alcatel SAM 5620 Collector : Connect to Multiple EMS's

We are using Alcatel5620Sam Java collector to connect to single EMS and able to download topology successfully. Currently in customer environment, Nokia NFM-P EMS has been configured with High Availability so that any of the one instance will be in active state. Every time before starting collector, we are verifying manually to check which instance is active by using curl command and re-configuring collector properties. Killing existing running instance and then starting again with re-configured collector properties.

We will like to have additional property to specify both Primary & Secondary EMS IPAddress in Collector properties so that collector itself connect to Active instance always before performing full discovery.

Similiar properties Host & SecondaryHost are available as part of Nokia NFM-P probe provided already.

Idea Priority Urgent
Use Case
Currently before initiating full discovery in ITNM, verifying whether the current instance is running as active or not via command line using curl command. if not running as active currently, terminating the collector and restarting collector by re-configuring with active instance.
RFE ID 145266
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Network Manager