You can start VMware Smart Assurance programs from the terminal when the program is not intended to be long-running or to perform testing. VMware, Inc. does not recommend using this method in a production environment.
The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides a complete description of the command syntax.
To start a program, type the command with the appropriate options on one line.
For UNIX, invoke the command from the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory. Prefix the command with ./ (a period followed by a forward slash).