To attach the Global Consoleto 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 Managerdialog 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 AssuranceBroker for your deployment appears in the Brokertext box.

  4. Click the Managerlist box or the Browsebutton to display a list of active (running) Managers, and from that list select the Global Managerapplication (for example, INCHARGE-SA) in your deployment as the Managerto 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 Consoleopens as shown in Notification Log Console. In the example, the Notification Log Console is attached to a Global Managerapplication named INCHARGE-SA.

    Figure 2. Notification Log Console

    The Notification Log Console is one of many console views composing 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 Guideprovides detailed instructions on using the Global Console.