Configuration parameters for the data provider
When you configure the VMware VI agent, you can change the default values of the parameters for the data provider, such as the maximum number of data provider log files, the maximum size of the log file, and the level of detail that is included in the log file.
The following table contains detailed descriptions of the configuration parameters for the data provider.
Table 1. Names and descriptions of the configuration parameters for the data provider
|Parameter name||Description||Mandatory field|
|Instance Name||The name of the instance.
Restriction: The Instance Name field displays the name of the instance that you specify when you configure the agent for the first time. When you configure the agent again, you cannot change the instance name of the agent.
|Valid SSL Certificates||Indicates whether the agent validates SSL certificates when the agent uses SSL to communicate over the network.
Set the value to Yes if you want the agent to validate SSL certificates when the agent uses SSL to communicate over the network. Set the value to No to prevent the agent from validating SSL certificates.
The default value is Yes.
For information about adding a data source SSL certificate to the certificate truststore of the agent, see Enabling SSL communication with VMware VI data sources.
|Maximum number of Data Provider Log Files||The maximum number of log files that the data provider creates before it overwrites the previous log files. The default value is 10.||Yes|
|Maximum Size in KB of Each Data Provider Log||The maximum size in KB that a data provider log file must reach before the data provider creates a new log file. The default value is 5190 KB.||Yes|
|Level of Detail in Data Provider Log||The level of detail that can be included in the log file that the data provider creates. The default value is INFO. The following values are valid: OFF, SEVERE, WARNING, INFO, FINE, FINER, FINEST, and ALL.||Yes|