The security configuration files, clientConnect.conf and serverConnect.conf, which are located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf directory of each VMware Smart Assurance software installation, enable you to set up secure connections between the component applications in your deployment. By default, the configuration option settings in the clientConnect.conf file and the serverConnect.conf files set minimally secure connections between the components.

An IP Manager deployment that employs secure communications has the following environment variables set to the same value in each component application’s BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/runcmd_env.sh file:

SM_INCOMING_PROTOCOL=[1,0 or 2,0 or 3,0]
SM_OUTGOING_PROTOCOL=[1,0 or 2,0 or 3,0]

For example:

SM_INCOMING_PROTOCOL=2,0
SM_OUTGOING_PROTOCOL=2,0

The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide presents detailed information about VMware Smart Assurance secure communications.