Management Console settings

The MC Settings page allows you to configure properties specific to Management Console.

The MC Settings page allows you to configure properties specific to Management Console. To access MC Settings, go to the Management Console home page > MC Tools > MC Settings.

Configuration settings

The Configuration tab contains the following sections:

System User configurations

View the user name, user group, and user home path for the MC user.

Vertica database configurations

Edit the following database paths:

  • License path

  • Catalog path

  • Data path

MC and Agent Port settings

Configure the server port and the default port the Vertica agent uses.

Application Server JVM settings

Set the initial and maximum heap size for the JVM.

Browser connections settings

Enable and disable username and password auto-complete at Management Console login. After disabling, clear your browser's cache.

MC Password configuration settings

Set password requirements to log into the Management Console. This includes length, expiration, and login attempt settings.

User Analytics and Tracking

Choose if you want to provide Vertica with analytic information about your MC usage. Vertica uses this information to improve the MC in future releases.

Vertica collects the following information:

  • Database type (Eon Mode or Enterprise Mode)

  • License type (Community Edition, Paid, By the Hour)

  • Cloud provider name

  • Vertica version

  • MC version

  • Current page

  • Interactions with MC page components, including buttons, drop-down lists, checkboxes, and radio buttons.

To protect your privacy, all collected information is stored and processed anonymously, and in compliance with GDPR regulations. It is stored securely on Vertica servers, and never shared with third-party organizations.

Monitoring settings

Control the following monitoring settings in Management Console:

  • Enable checks and set alert thresholds for spread retransmit rate. This setting is disabled by default. The recommended alert threshold for spread retransmit rate is 10%.

  • Set alert thresholds for free Management Console disk space checks. The recommended alert threshold is 500 MB.

  • Exclude MC queries from activity charts.

  • Set refresh intervals for MC charts and pages.

Security and authentication settings

  • On the SSL/TLS Certificates tab, upload a new SSL certificate or view the current certificate.

  • Use LDAP for user authentication (Authentication tab).

User Federation

You can authenticate users to MC with the following federated servers:

  • Kerberos
  • LDAP

For implementation details, see User administration in MC.

Identity Providers

You can authenticate users to MC with an identity provider (IDP). You can configure the MC to use a user-defined authentication protocol for your corporate IDP, or you can select a list of social IDPs, such as GitHub, Facebook, or Google.

For implementation details, see User administration in MC.

User management settings

Create new Management Console users and, with their user credentials, map them to an database managed by Management Console on the Vertica server. See User administration in MC and /en/mc/users-roles-and-privileges/.

Extended monitoring settings

Configure Extended monitoring, which allows you to monitor more long-term data in Management Console:

Email Gateway

Local users require an email so they can manage their passwords. Local user profiles require that you complete the following fields:

  • Host
  • Port
  • From Display Name
  • From
  • EnableSSL

After the administrator completes the email gateway configuration, the user receives an email to reset their password.

Other MC settings

Modifying database-specific settings

To inspect or modify settings related to a database managed by Management Console, go to the Existing Infrastructure page. On this page, select a running database to see its Overview page. From the bottom of the Overview page, click the Settings tab to make modifications to database-specific settings.