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 RHEL/CentOS, this location is /opt/InCharge/<product>.

    BASEDIR represents:

    • For MPLS Management Suite<installation_root_directory>/MPLS

    • For IP Manager<installation_root_directory>/IP

    • For Service Assurance Manager<installation_root_directory>/SAM

    • For Server Manager<installation_root_directory>/ESM

    • For Network Protocol Management Suite<installation_root_directory>/NPM

      By default, VMware Smart Assurance software is installed to BASEDIR/smarts.

      Optionally, you can specify the root of BASEDIR to be something different, but you cannot change the <product> location under the root directory.

  • 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. Appendix A, “The sm_edit utility,” 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.