You can open a Domain Manager Administration Console view from any Global Console that is attached to a Domain Manager or a Domain Manager component server, such as the Topology Browser Console in Figure 2 on page 17, by selecting the Configure > Domain Manager Administration Console menu option.

To open the Domain Manager Administration Console:

  1. Start the Global Console:
    • On a UNIX system, go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the Service Assurance Manager (Global Manager) installation area and type:



      To view more sm_gui options, type sm_gui --help.

  2. Press Enter.

    The Attach Manager dialog box opens as shown in Attach Manager dialog box.

    Figure 1. Attach Manager dialog box
  3. In the dialog box:

  4. Ensure that the VMware Smart Assurance Broker for your deployment appears in the Broker text box.

  5. Click the Manager list box or the Browse button to display a list of active (running) Managers, and from that list select the Domain Manager (for example, INCHARGE-AM) in your deployment as the Manager to which you want to connect.

  6. Type your login username and password.

  7. Click OK.

    The Topology Browser Console opens. If you selected a Global Manager, a Notification Log Console view of the Global Console will open by default.

  8. On the Topology Browser Console, select Configure > Domain Manager Administration Console. The Domain Manager Administration Console opens, an example of which is shown in Domain Manager Administration Console.

    In the example display, the Domain Manager Administration Console is attached to an IP Availability Manager application named IP92.

    Figure 2. Domain Manager Administration Console

    The Domain Manager Administration Console is the primary tool for configuring discovery, initiating discovery, and managing topology for a Domain Manager.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Operator Guide provides detailed descriptions of the administration capabilities that are available through the Domain Manager Administration Console.