Java Web Start is optional and can be invoked when the Web Console is executed.

Java Web Start must be installed and configured on the client machine:

  • For UNIX, contact your system administrator to install and configure Java Web Start or follow the instructions provided in the Sun Microsystems website.

  • To launch the Java Web Start version of the Web Console and use the automatic installer, point your browser to the following URL:


    The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Dashboard Configuration Guideprovides information about using the Web Console.


    When launching the Web Console from the browser (using the globalConsoleCached.html and JRE 1.6.13), an exception may be raised stating that the JAR resource in the JNLP file is not signed by the same certificate.

    Launch the Web Console from http://<servername>:8080/webconsole/to download the correct (JRE 1.6_25) version.