Managing the topology and notifications maintained by the Global Manager requires an understanding of how the Global Manager synchronizes topology information and processes notifications.

You may need to perform one or more of the following tasks:

  • Uniquely identify elements managed by two or more underlying domains (tagging). “How the Global Manager applies tags” on page 102 describes how to configure overlapping elements.

  • Organize managed elements into groups. Chapter 7, “Managing Topology with the Global Manager,” describes how to group topology elements.

  • Customize the display of maps with new icons or map backgrounds. “Custom icons for map nodes” on page 136 describes how to add new icons or load map backgrounds.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Notification Module User Guide provides detailed information on how to manage notifications through the use of the NOTIF Editor.