With the introduction of Watch4net 6.2, the user interface for Smarts products has been enhanced such that you have more choices for viewing the notifications and network activity monitored by the domain managers. You may choose from the following deployment scenarios:
Classic Service Assurance Manager console views — This option provides management of the Service Assurance Manager server similar to earlier releases of the product.
Service Assurance Manager consoles displayed inside a Watch4net outer frame — This option requires installation of the SAM Web Console and configuration of Service Assurance Manager, Watch4net, and the VMware Smart Assurance Console SolutionPack. This deployment option requires you to have separate logins for each product.
Service Assurance Manager with both Companion UI and Watch4net views — This option requires access to a virtual environment for installing Companion UI plus installation and configuration of SAM Web Console, Watch4net, and the VMware Smart Assurance Console SolutionPack. This deployment option provides single sign-on capability. Use of an LDAP server is recommended. For more information on enabling single sign-on for SAM, refer to the VMware Smart Assurance SolutionPack Installation and Configuration Guide.
The VMware Smart Assurance Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, and NPM Managers provides information for installing Service Assurance Manager and Service Assurance Manager Console.
The VMware Smart Assurance SolutionPack Installation and Configuration Guide provides information for installing Watch4net and Companion UI and for configuring all of the components as an integrated solution.