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

Table 1. General System Settings
Name Category Description
Activity log history to keep Activity Log

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

Enter 0 never to delete logs.

Activity log history shown Activity Log

Number of days of the log history to display.

Enter 0 to show all activity.

Display debug information Activity Log Enable this setting to display the 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 To add external networks that run on the same network segment, select the check box.

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

Allow FIPS mode Networking Allows enablement of FIPS mode on Edge Gateways. Requires NSX 6.3 or later. See FIPS Mode in the VMware NSX for vSphere documentation.
Default syslog server settings for networks Networking Enter 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 a 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 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.
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 enter the keystore password.
Verify NSX Manager certificates Certificates To allow vCloud Director to communicate only with trusted instances of NSX Manager, select the check box. Click Browse to locate the JCEKS keystore and enter the keystore password.
Edit Organization Limits Organization VDC Limits Enter the maximum number of organization virtual data centers per organization, or select Unlimited.
Number of resource intensive operations running per user Operation Limits Enter the maximum number of simultaneous resource-intensive operations per user, or select Unlimited.
Number of resource intensive operations to be queued per user (in addition to running) Operation Limits Enter the maximum number of queued resource-intensive operations per user, or select Unlimited.
Number of resource intensive operations running per organization Operation Limits Enter the maximum number of simultaneous resource-intensive operations per organization, or select Unlimited.
Number of resource intensive operations to be queued per organization Operation Limits Enter the maximum number of queued resource-intensive operations per organization, or select Unlimited.
Provide default vApp names Other Select the check box to configure vCloud Director to provide default names for new vApps.
Make Allocation pool Org VDCs elastic Other Select the check box to enable the elastic allocation pool, making all allocation pool organization virtual data centers elastic. Before deselecting this option, ensure all virtual machines for each organization virtual data center have been migrated to a single cluster.
VM discovery enabled Other By default, each organization VDC automatically discovers vCenter VMs that were created in any resource pool that backs the VDC. Clear to disable this setting for all VDCs in the system.