In addition to performing the configuration and administration tasks that are common to all Global Managers, you perform the following additional tasks to set up the Global Manager in a Network Protocol Manager deployment:
Set up a communication link between the Global Manager and the Network Protocol Manager (mandatory).
Set up a communication link between the Global Manager and the IP Availability Managers (mandatory).
Set up a communication link between the Global Manager and the Adapter Platform (mandatory if the Adapter Platform is included in the deployment).
Enable access to the BGP, EIGRP, IS-IS, and OSPF maps (optional).
Chapter 5, Configuring the Global Manager, provides the procedures for performing these tasks. Procedures for configuring all aspects of the Global Manager are given in the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Configuration Guide.