To configure the Adapter Platform, you attach the Global Manager to the Adapter Platform and specify the underlying IP Availability Manager and VoIP Availability Manager domains. Doing so enables the Adapter Platform to import hostnames and IP addresses from the underlying domains so that it can accurately relate events in received traps to the devices (systems) associated with the events. The Adapter Platform creates VMware Smart Assurance notification objects from the events and exports the notifications to the Global Manager.

The procedure is identical to the procedure for specifying underlying domains for the Global Manager. That procedure is presented in “Specifying the underlying domains” on page 60.

To attach the Global Manager Administration Console to your Adapter Platform:

  1. In the Global Manager Administration Console, select Manager > Attach to display the Attach Manager dialog box.

  2. In the Attach Manager dialog box, enter the Adapter Platform name and the login information (for example, admin and changeme) and click OK.

  3. In the Global Manager Administration Console, select the Adapter Platform name from the Manager drop-down menu.

    The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Adapter Platform User Guide provides a complete description of the Adapter Platform.