You need to specify the vCloud Director credentials in the clientConnect.conf file located in the Server Manager installation directory.

You can also configure the vCloud Director credentials through GUI, as mentioned in Configure vCloud Director through GUI

To specify credentials:


  1. At BASEDIR/smarts/bin , type the following command:

    sm_edit conf/clientConnect.conf

  2. Enter the following line for each vCloud Director instance:


    You must add the line for vCloud Director instance above the line for the Smarts admin user.


    3337D558” in the clientConnect.conf file.

    For example:


  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Restart the Server Manager.
    Note: Configure Kafka/Kafka Cluster and DCF Controller details in clientConnect.conf and esm-param.conf, refer Configuring Kafka/Kafka Cluster and Data Collection Framework(DCF) Controller details for vCD.