Configure Runtime Settings

You can change the port number the server is using for communications. You can also change the vCenter Server ID and the vCenter Server Managed IP address. Usually, you do not need to change these settings, but you might need to make changes if you run multiple vCenter Server systems in the same environment.

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Configure Active Directory Settings

You can configure some of the ways vCenter Server interacts with the Active Directory server.

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Configure Mail Sender Settings

You must configure the email address of the sender account in order to enable vCenter Server operations, such as sending email notifications as alarm actions

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Configure SNMP Settings

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View Ports Settings

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Configure Timeout Settings

You can configure the timeout intervals for vCenter Server operations. These intervals specify the amount of time after which the vSphere Client times out.

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Configure Logging Options

You can configure the amount of detail that vCenter Server collects in log files.

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Configure the Maximum Number of Database Connections

You can configure the maximum number of database connections that can occur simultaneously.

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Configure Database Retention Policy

In order to limit the growth of the vCenter Server database and conserve storage space, you can configure the database to discard information about tasks or events after a specified period of time.

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Configure SSL Settings

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Determine the host thumbprint for each host that requires validation.

a. Log into the direct console.

b. Select View Support Information on the System Customization menu.

The thumbprint is displayed in the column on the right highlighted below

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Compare the thumbprint you obtained as seen in the vCenter Server Settings dialog box

If the thumbprints match, select the check box for the host.

Note Hosts that are not selected will be disconnected after you click OK.

Configure Advanced Settings

You can use the Advanced Settings page to modify the vCenter Server configuration file, vpxd.cfg. This page can be used to add entries to the vpxd.cfg file, but not to edit or delete them

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