This section describes the high-level tasks necessary to configure and start notification adapters. Before you begin, ensure that the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager is properly installed and functional. The notification adapters are installed automatically as part of SAM. The VMware Smart Assurance Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, and NPM Managers contains additional information. This document assumes the adapters are installed:

  1. If the notification adapter is already running, stop it. “Starting and stopping notification adapters” on page 23 contains instructional information.

  2. Verify the parameters in your adapter’s configuration file. If necessary, use the sm_edit utility to modify them. For example, you might need to define a destination or modify the default value of the serverName parameter to match the name of your Global Manager or Domain Manager.

    Configuration files on page 20 and the respective adapter chapter contains detailed instructions.

  3. Verify the SubscribesTo section in your adapter’s configuration file. The default subscription is for a Global Manager. If the adapter needs to subscribe to a Domain Manager, then you need to modify the file. “Specifying subscriptions in the configuration file” on page 21 contains additional information.

  4. Check that the appropriate authentication is set in the security configuration files. “Securing access” on page 22 contains additional information.

  5. Start the notification adapter. “Starting and stopping notification adapters” on page 23 contains additional information.