You define adapter-level properties in the file in the conf folder. Adapter-level properties affect all instances of the Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director .

Table 1. Adapter-Level Properties
Property Description
MIN_BACK_INTIME_FOR_FIRST_EVENT_PROCESSING Determines the number of minutes between event processing. For example, if this property is set to 60 (the default value) and the adapter starts at 11 a.m., the adapter imports only events that are generated after 10 a.m. on the same day.

Setting this property ensures that the adapter does not retrieve events that belong to vCloud Director entities that might no longer exist.

USE_CERTIFICATES Determines whether the adapter uses the certificates in the collector truststore.

If you set this property to true, the adapter uses the certificates in the truststore each time it logs in to vCloud Director. If the certificates are not valid or are missing, the adapter fails to connect to vCloud Director.

If you set this property to false, the adapter always logs in to vCloud Director without using certificates.

RESOURCE_COLLECTION_TIMEOUT_IN_MS=300000 Timeout settings for resource threads.
RELATIONSHIP_COLLECTION_TIMEOUT_IN_MS=300000 Timeout settings for relationship threads.
METRIC_COLLECTION_TIMEOUT_IN_MS=300000 Timeout settings for metric threads.

For information about configuring adapter-level properties for alerts, see Customizing Your Configuration.