The configuration file, file-notify.conf, configures the notifier. The original version of the file is located in BASEDIR/smarts/conf/notifier. You should retain the original (unedited) version of the configuration file. If you intend to modify a configuration file, you should use the sm_edit utility provided with your VMware Smart Assurance software. This ensures that you modify a copy of the file and the copy is placed in the proper local subdirectory.
Do not change any of the parameters in the configuration file before starting this notifier. If you decide to change a parameter, use the sm_edit utility to edit the configuration file. “Editing notification adapter files” on page 20 contains additional information on modifying files and using sm_edit.
If you edit the configuration file while the notifier is running, restart the notifier so that it rereads its configuration file.