The purpose of saving a map is to customize the default map that is displayed for a specific element. A saved map is associated with the element that is the focus of the map. When the focus element is selected to display in a map, the saved map is displayed for users with access to the saved map.

A saved map can include the following information:

  • Adjusted scope (for example, expanded nodes)

  • Node positions

  • Layout type (circular, hierarchical, or manual)

  • Filtered classes

  • User-defined backgrounds

    To save a map, in the Map Console, select Map > Save Map. Click OK to acknowledge the pop-up message which displays the location of the saved map. The map is saved to the user’s directory under BASEDIR/smarts/local/consoles/ on the host where the Global Manager is running. The file extension for a saved map is “.icsvm”.

    To make a saved map available to other users, you must copy the map file to the shared location BASEDIR/smarts/local/consoles.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Operator Guide provides additional information about saved maps.