This section explains how to open the Global Console in Windows and Unix platform

To open the Global Console:

Procedure

  1. Start the Global Console.
    • On a Windows system, select Start > Programs > InCharge > VMware Smart Assurance Global Console.

      To use timeout feature in Windows:

      You can run the command <BASEDIR>/smarts/bin/sm_gui.exe -Dsmarts.inactivityTimeout=<Time Duration in seconds> on the command prompt , to set the timeout. If there is no activity on the console window for the time defined by the user, then the domain session will get disconnected from the console.

      For example: Run <BASEDIR>/smarts/bin/sm_gui.exe -Dsmarts.inactivityTimeout=20. This command disconnects the domain session after 20 seconds, if there is no activity on the console.

      Press Enter.
      Note: In order to use the timeout feature in webconsole, you need to add smarts.inactivityTimeout = number of seconds in <BASE-DIR>\CONSOLE\smarts\tomcat\webapps\webconsole\webconsole.properties file. And, start or restart the Tomcat Server.

      The Attach Manager dialog box opens, as shown in Figure Attach Manager dialog box.

    Figure 1. Attach Manager dialog box
  2. In the dialog box:
    1. Ensure that the VMware Smart Assurance Broker for your deployment appears in the Broker text box.
    2. Click the Manager list box or the Browse button to display a list of active (running) Managers, and from that list select a Domain Manager (for example, INCHARGE-AM) or a Global Manager (for example, INCHARGE-SA) in your deployment as the Manager to which you want to connect.
    3. Type your login username and password.
    4. Click OK.
    A console view opens.

Results

What console view opens at this point depends on whether you selected a Domain Manager or a Global Manager application.

If you selected a Domain Manager, a Topology Browser Console view of the Global Console will open by default, an example of which is shown in Figure Topology Browser Console. In the example display, the Topology Browser Console is attached to a Domain Manager named INCHARGE-AM.

Figure 2. Topology Browser Console

If you selected a Global Manager, a Notification Log Console view of the Global Console will open by default, an example of which is shown in Figure Notification Log Console. In the example display, the Notification Log Console is attached to a Global Manager application named INCHARGE-SA.

Figure 3. Notification Log Console

The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Operator Guide provides detailed instructions on using the Global Console.