This environment variable controls KeepAlive messages for both Managers and clients. To disable KeepAlive messages, specify a nonzero number. To enable the messages, specify a zero (0).

SDK software uses KeepAlive messages to test TCP connections between SDK components. If a KeepAlive message is not received, a message is written to the Manager’s log file. These logged messages may indicate that failed KeepAlive messages may be the result of other software applications and hardware not supporting TCP urgent data, and not the result of the connection being down.

To control KeepAlive messages for only the Global Console, specify the Java property com.smarts.disable_keepalives as described in the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Operator Guide.