The VMware Smart Assurance Global Console can also be deployed as either:

  • VMware Smart Assurance Web Console


  • VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard


    Tomcat Servlet Engine version 6.0.30 or above is installed as part of the Web Console/Business Dashboard. The Tomcat Servlet Engine serves the files used by the Web applications.

    Users who display Business Dashboard viewlets in a Web browser, or want to use the Web Console, require the following software:One of the following Web browsers:

    • Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

    • Firefox 2, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, and 5.0

    • Google Chrome 12.0

    • Safari 3.0

    • Browser that supports Java JRE 1.6.x


      Only browsers running on Linux and Solaris operating systems are supported.

  • Also, a list of specific versions of browsers that are supported on different platforms can be found in the Oracle website.

  • Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 6.0, which includes the 1.6.x Web browser plug-in must be installed on the client workstation.

    If you are running any version prior to 1.6, when you try to start up and run the Dashboard or web console, the applets inside the sample views that are shipped with the software do not display properly.

    If your client workstation does not have this version of JRE, you must obtain it and install it:

    For all platforms, download it from the Sun Microsystems website.

    If the JRE is not installed on your client workstation, you will be prompted to install it when you launch the Web Console or Business Dashboard.


    In SAM 9.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5 and Solaris 10, uses JRE version