vCloud Director includes general system settings that you can modify to meet your needs.

General System Settings

Name

Category

Description

Synchronization Start Time

LDAP Synchronization

Time of day to start LDAP synchronization.

Synchronization Interval

LDAP Synchronization

The number of hours between LDAP synchronisations.

Activity log history to keep

Activity Log

Number of days of log history to keep before deleting it.

Type 0 to never delete logs.

Activity log history shown

Activity Log

Number of days of log history to display.

Type 0 to show all activity.

Display debug information

Activity Log

Enable this setting to display debug information in the vCloud Director task log.

IP address release timeout

Networking

Number of seconds to keep released IP addresses on hold before making them available for allocation again. This default setting is 2 hours (7200 seconds) to allow old entries to expire from client ARP tables.

Allow Overlapping External Networks

Networking

Select the check box to add external networks that run on the same network segment.

Enable this setting only if you are using non-VLAN-based methods to isolate your external networks.

Default syslog server settings for networks

Networking

Type IP addresses for up to two Syslog servers for networks to use. This setting does not apply to Syslog servers used by cloud cells.

Provider Locale

Localization

Select a locale for provider activity, including log entries, email alerts, and so on.

Idle session timeout

Timeouts

Amount of time the vCloud Director application remains active without user interaction.

Maximum session timeout

Timeouts

Maximum amount of time the vCloud Director application remains active.

Host refresh frequency

Timeouts

How often vCloud Director checks whether its ESX/ESXi hosts are accessible or inaccessible.

Host hung timeout

Timeouts

Select the amount of time to wait before marking a host as hung.

Transfer session timeout

Timeouts

Amount of time to wait before failing a paused or canceled upload task, for example upload media or upload vApp template. This timeout does not affect upload tasks that are in progress.

Enable upload quarantine with a timeout of __ seconds

Timeouts

Select the check box and enter a timeout number representing the amount of time to quarantine uploaded files.

For more information about working with quarantined files, see Monitoring Quarantined Files.

Verify vCenter and vSphere SSO certificates

Certificates

Select the check box to allow vCloud Director to communicate only with trusted vCenter servers. Click Browse to locate the JCEKS keystore and type the keystore password.

Verify vShield Manager certificates

Certificates

Select the check box to allow vCloud Director to communicate only with trusted instances of vShield Manager. Click Browse to locate the JCEKS keystore and type the keystore password.

Provide default vApp names

Miscellaneous

Select the check box to configure vCloud Director to provide default names for new vApps.

Enable Elastic Allocation Pool

Miscellaneous

Select the check box to enable elastic allocation pool, making all allocation pool organization virtual datacenters elastic. Before deselecting this option, ensure all virtual machines for each organization virtual datacenter have been migrated to a single cluster.