To configure Server Manager to discover and monitor the VCD components, the following information needs to be configured.

  1. DCF Controller credentials and the IP address of the DCF Controller server.
  2. Kafka server and credentials details.
  3. Orchestrator user credentials and the IP address of the Orchestrator host.
  4. Associate the orchestrator IP address to a particular DCF Controller and Kafka configuration.

The credential and server details (1-3) can be configured by editing clientConnect.conf. In case of kafka(2) and Orchestrator (3) it can also be configured using the UI.

These configuration changes take effect in the next start of the server. So, if the server is already running restart the server once these configuration changes are done.

VCD configuration tasks table lists the VCD configuration tasks.

Table 1. VCD configuration tasks

Configuration Task

Configuration Source


Optionally, enable/disable VCD discovery


Enabling and Disabling VCD discovery

Configure vCloud Director credentials through GUI

Domain Manager Administration Console in the Global Console

Configure vCloud Director through GUI

Configure vCloud Director Credentials through clientConnect.conf file


Configuring vCloud Director credentials through clientConnect.conf file
Configure Kafka/Kafka Cluster and Data Collection Framework(DCF) Controller details through clientConnect.conf and esm-param.conf files.

Refer VMware Smart Assurance UI Installation Guide and Configuration Guide for Data Collection Framework(DCF) detail.



Configuring Kafka/Kafka Cluster and Data Collection Framework(DCF) Controller details for vCD