The configuration tasks for VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard depend on how you intend to deploy it. A simple deployment could use the sample viewlets as an VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard to display information from a Global Manager. A more complicated deployment could involve creating new HTML pages to display Dashboard viewlets, configuring the display of viewlets, creating an on-demand URL addressable viewlet, or integrating a viewlet with a portal.

The configuration steps necessary to provide these deployments are described in this chapter and involve one or more of the following tasks:

  • Configuring the Tomcat Servlet Engine or an alternative web server

  • Configuring user accounts on the Global Manager

  • Creating saved viewlets with the Global Console

  • Writing HTML to display viewlets

  • Creating a URL-addressable viewlet