IP Performance Manager and the IP Availability Manager pass the results of its analysis in the form of notifications to the Global Manager. The Global Manager, in turn, passes the notifications to the Global Console, where they are presented in a tabular form in the Notification Log Console.

Each notification consists of a set of attributes that describe properties of the notification, such as Class, Name, Event, Source, and Impact. The value in the Name attribute is the display name of the notification; VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide describes the naming formats used to create network object names. The numeric value for the Impact attribute indicates the effect of this notification on other objects in the managed network; the larger the numeric value, the larger the effect.

The severity of a notification is reflected by its color, where red indicates the highest severity level.