When you run a utility to report the version number of the software, you will see both the version number for the product as well as the version number for the underlying foundation software. These two version numbers might differ.
To verify the version number, enter the following command from the <BASEDIR>/smarts/bin directory:
This command should return the following information:
Operating system (OS) name on which the product is running and the OS version identifier.
Version number of the product.
Version number of the foundation (DMT) code, foundation build number, the date and time that the build was made as well as whether you have installed a 64-bit version of the software. If you installed the 64-bit version, you will see a “/64” after the foundation and the product version number.
The “sm_server --version” output is the following:
Operating System <Identifier> <product>: V<Number>(<InternalBuild>), <Date> Copyright 2019, VMware Inc - Build <Build> Foundation V<Number>(<InternalBuild>), <Date> Copyright 1995-2018, VMware - Build <Build>
For example, for IP Manager, the output might look similar to:
linux_rhAS50-x86-64/206320000 IP_NETWORK_SUITE: V10.0.0.0(174350), 22-Jan-2019 02:00:03 Copyright 2019, VMware Inc - Build 4 Foundation V10.0.0.0(174262), 18-Jan-2019 10:24:40 Copyright 2019, VMware Inc - Build 1
The product version number is displayed during the Wizard mode installation on the InstallShield screen.
Be aware that product versions vary and do not always match the software foundation version number. For example, if you select the About from the Help menu in the Global Console, you may see a different number.