The IP Availability Manager sends NAS device topology—instances of the NASChassis, Host and FileServer classes—to the Global Manager along with the standard IP topology.

The Global Console presents the topology information in a variety of dynamically updated formats that show the status of the NAS device and network elements and their many relationships. One of those formats is the topology map, which is a graphical representation of the topology.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information on how to open a NAS device topology map.