The installation directory structure is shown in Installation directory structure. All VMware Smart Assurance products use the same basic installation directory structure.

In Installation directory structure, notice that:

  • BASEDIR, which is not an environment variable, is used in documentation to represent the top-level directory structure of an VMware Smart Assurance product software installation.

    For the Multicast Manager, BASEDIR represents <installation_root_directory>/MCAST.

  • The VMware Smart Assurance sm_edit utility ensures that modified files are always saved to the appropriate local area and that base (original) copies of the files remain unchanged. “The sm_edit Utility” on provides additional information.

    The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides detailed information about the directory structure for VMware Smart Assurance software and the sm_edit utility.

    Figure 1. Installation directory structure