This topic provides information about how you can modify the product configuration files to customize particular default settings.
This topic contains the following information:
The product's configuration information, including the default and customizable settings, are stored in the configuration files. These files come packaged with the product installation and usually end with the .properties extension, .yml extension, or .conf extension:
Any change that you make in the customIndexstrategies.yml file must be reflected in both locations (the Collection Station and the Search), as described in the following table.
You can navigate to the appropriate custom folder and edit the appropriate file to modify existing properties or add new properties related to one of the product aspects that you want to change. While modifying a property, ensure that the property is uncommented. The properties that you modify in the custom folder take precedence over those stored by default in the conf folders.
To avoid future problems, do not modify the default property definitions.
The location paths provided in the following table (except the Collection Agent) must be preceded by the following environment variable, as appropriate:
The Collection Agent location path must be preceded by the following environment variable, as appropriate:
Navigate to the following customizable locations, as applicable, to change the default values of the properties available:
|Component||Default location||Customizable location|
|Collection Agent (standalone)||\agent\collection\conf\agent.properties||\agent\collection\custom\|
|Collection Agent |
(for BMC PATROL infrastructure)
By default, the data collected and indexed is stored at the following location:
In a few scenarios, you might want to change the directory location for the indexed data; for example:
If you change the default directory location of the Indexer, then after uninstalling the product, you must manually delete the new directory.
By default, the Configuration Database data is stored at the following location:
In the configdb.conf file, locate the following line, change the value to the desired location path, and save the file:
In the preceding property value:
When you start the product, by default a batch of 10 data collectors are polled for starting. By default, every next batch of 10 data collectors are polled after a time difference of 1 second. This is helpful when you have a large number of data collectors in your environment. BMC recommends you to use the following table as a guide to decide when you want to increase the collection thread pool size. This table provides information about data collectors with one minute polling interval. If the scheduled polling falls behind the one minute interval, then you need to increase the collection thread pool size.
Number of data collectors
collection.thread.pool.sizeproperty with the desired value; for example,
collection.ifmultiple.startup.delayproperty with the desired value (in seconds); for example,