Only if you want to forward informational traps to the Global Manager for display as VMware Smart Assurance notifications in the Global Console do you include the Adapter Platform in your Network Protocol Manager deployment.

If you decide to include the Adapter Platform, Chapter 6, “Configuring SNMP Trap Integration,” provides the procedure for configuring the Adapter Platform to receive, convert, and forward traps to the Global Manager. Procedures for configuring all aspects of the Adapter Platform and the SNMP Trap Adapter are given in the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Adapter Platform User Guide.