Your VMware account team will send you a temporary (evaluation) <license_name>.lic file through email. Copy the license file to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory on the host system where you have installed the VMware Smart Assurance software.
If multiple product suites run on the same host, copy the license file to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory for each suite.
If a product suite runs on multiple hosts, copy the license file to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory on each host where the software is installed.
Edit the SM_LICENSE variable in runcmd_env.sh on each host where VMware Smart Assurance software is installed to specify the full path and file name of a single license file. When multiple product suites are installed on the same host, each suite will include a runcmd_env.sh in its BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory.
If the temporary license file has a different extension, do not rename it. Instead, ensure that the name that is entered for the SM_LICENSE variable matches that of the license file.
Temporary licenses are time-limited. At the end of the trial period, the software will no longer start.
The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides information on licensing and instructions for obtaining and installing temporary and permanent licenses.