To install VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager, IP Manager, MPLS Management Suite, Server Manager, or the Network Protocol Management Suite, you need to meet the requirements or perform the tasks that are listed in the following table.


To install additional components to an existing installation, you can perform an installation or an upgrade.

Before you install

Review the important release issues for the product being installed.

VMware Smart Assurance Release Note

Determine if the products are supported on your platform.

VMware Smart Assurance Support Matrix

Review the patch requirements for your operating system.

VMware Smart Assurance Support Matrix

Determine if your system meets the hardware requirements.

VMware Smart Assurance Support Matrix

Installation method

Install the product.

Select one of the following installation methods:

After you install

If your product is part of a deployment that requires the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a U.S. government computer security standard governing cryptographic modules, perform the procedure to enable products in FIPS mode.

“Support for FIPS 140-2 for 9.5.1 products”

If you installed the products as services, start them for the first time.

Verify the current state of the products and the Broker.

“Verify the product status”

Optional task:

After modifying your configuration files on one installation, you can use the deployment utility to create a deployment package of your configuration changes and deploy the package on other installations.

Deployment utility overview