This chapter provides a brief overview of VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Managerand illustrates its architecture.

The successful deployment of the Service Assurance Managerrequires knowledge of your operations environment and the management tools already in place. You can integrate Service Assurancewith third-party tools and existing installations of VMware Smart Assuranceapplications.

The VMware Smart Assurance Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, and NPM Managersprovides the hardware and software requirements, as well as the procedures for installing the Service Assurance Manager.