Deploying the user configurations consists of these tasks:

  • Configure access to the software by adding user names and passwords to the security files (clientConnect.conf and serverConnect.conf). The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides additional information. These files define the security level for each user, including user capabilities, servers that can be accessed, and passwords.

  • Configure users:

    • Deploy and configure tools. Server tools must be copied to the server where the Service Assurance Manager is installed and client tools must be copied to all systems where Global Consoles are installed.

    • Create console configurations and then save them on the server where the Global Manager is installed. Create each console configuration by opening the Global Console and then arranging the layout and customizing preferences. Save the customized console.

    • Define customized Notification Lists.

    • Create user profiles that associate individual users with access to specific tools, consoles, and a Notification List.

      The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Configuration Guide provides configuration information.