To attach the Global Console to the Global Manager:

  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:


      Press Enter.

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

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

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

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

  5. Type your login username and password.

    The default administration login is username admin and password changeme, and the default operator login is username oper and password oper.

  6. Click OK.

    The Notification Log Console view of the Global Console opens as shown in Notification Log Console. In the example, the Notification Log Console is attached to a Global Manager application named INCHARGE-SA.

    Figure 2. Notification Log Console

    The Notification Log Console is one of many console views that compose the Global Console. Two other console views of particular interest to the discussions that follow are the Topology Browser Console, which represents topology in a hierarchical format, and the Map Console, which graphically represents topology in a map format.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Operator Guide provides detailed instructions on using the Global Console.