In the V2R8BMS NMS, the virtual network element cannot be added in the network management whereas this problem does not exist in the V2R9 NMS. This improvement is helpful to the deployment of the network element.
How to add virtual network element in the V2R9 NMS?
In the network topology, right-click and select Set Up New Device. Enter the IP address, type, version and read and write community character of the network element in the dialog box that appears. Select To-be-Deployed at the last entries and click OK to complete adding the network elements. At the moment, the network element is gray (waiting for deployment).
After the network element is open, the network element on the NMS turns to green automatically. Then, the network management can be conducted normally.