To configure the Smarts Server Manager for XenServer, specify the XenServer hypervisor credentials and the IP address of the host where the hypervisor resides.

Before you begin

Smarts administrator credentials are required to access the Configure menu.


  1. Open the Service Assurance Manager Global Console attached to the Server Manager (INCHARGE-ESM, by default).

  2. In the Topology Browser Console, select Configure > Domain Manager Administration Console.

  3. Right-click the ESM server in the left pane and select Configure ESM credentials.

  4. In the Configure ESM credentials dialog box, select XenServer for the host type.

  5. Type values in the following fields:




IP address for the primary and secondary XenServer or standalone XenServer where the individual XenServer hypervisor resides

User ID

XenServer read-only user name


XenServer read-only password

  1. Click Apply credential with testing.

  2. Verify that your XenServer credentials are accepted for the XenServer hypervisor by checking the status indicator in the Configure ESM credentials dialog box.

    A green Passed test status indicates that the credentials are accepted for the XenServer hypervisor.

    If the XenServer credentials are not accepted, confirm that the credentials are correct and enter them again in the Configure ESM credentials dialog box.

    You can also check the log file: “Verify that XenServer credentials are accepted in the log file” on page 304

  3. Click Close.

  4. In the Domain Manager Administration Console, select your IP Manager and select Topology > Discover All to discover the XenServer servers. At the end of the IP Manager discovery process, the Server Manager discovery process is automatically started.

    After you finish

    After the topology for your virtual network has been discovered, to continue to monitor and analyze your network, use the EMC M&R UI or the Service Assurance Global Console.

    For information about how to use the EMC M&R UI, consult the online help.

    For information about the SDN topology, consult the VMware Smart Assurance Server Manager User and Configuration Guide.