To configure Server Manager for Software-Defined Networks, specify the NSX-T Manager administrator credentials and the IP address of the host where the NSX-T Manager 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 NSX for the host type.

  5. Type values in the following fields:




    IP address for the NSX-T Manager host

    User ID

    NSX-T Manager administrator user name


    NSX-T Manager administrator password

  6. Click Apply credential with testing.

  7. Verify that your NSX-T credentials are accepted for the NSX-T Manager 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 NSX-T Manager.

    If the NSX-T 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 NSX credentials are accepted in the log file” on page 294

  8. Click Close.

  9. In the Domain Manager Administration Console, select your IP Manager and select Topology > Discover All to discover vCenter and the NSX-T Manager. 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 Service Assurance Global Console.

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