03.00.00 - The common.IT.properties.json File - Teradata Database on VMware

Teradata Database on VMware Developer Tier Getting Started Guide

prodname
Teradata Database on VMware
vrm_release
03.00.00
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
Installation
featnum
B035-5938-047K

The common.IT.properties.json file defines the VMware vSphere configuration settings common across all Teradata Database on VMware deployments. Configure the settings in this file each time something in the virtual environment changes.

Unless otherwise indicated, all property settings are required.
Property Category Properties Description
Teradata System Name TDsystemname The name of the Teradata System.
Domain Setting domain

The domain of the system being deployed which will be placed into the /etc/hosts file.

Example:
  • domain:corp.company.com
Public Virtual Switches public_vswitch The physical adapter with port group for the virtual network. The default setting is VM Network.
Example:
  • public_vswitch:VM Network
BYNET Virtual Switches

byn_vswitch1

byn_vswitch2

The labels of the BYNET switches. The first is required in MPP systems. The second is for redundancy and performance in MPP systems. This setting is the name specified when you created the vSwitch in vSphere. The setting should be empty for single-node systems.
DSC Virtual Switch dsu_vswitch The label of the DSC switch. This setting is the name specified when you created the vSwitch in vSphere.
Public Submask Setting public_submask The public submask name in dot-decimal notation.
Example:
  • public_submask:192.168.253.0
Gateway Setting gateway The gateway name or IP address.
Example:
  • gateway:10.26.23.254
Domain Name System Settings

dns1

dns2

The DNS name or IP address.
Examples:
  • dns1:192.168.0.256
  • [Optional] dns2:192.168.1.256
External NTP Server Settings

ntp1

ntp2

The host name or IP address of the ntp1 server is required, however the ntp2 server is optional.
Examples:
  • ntp1:time00.company.com
  • ntp2:time01.company.com

You must configure the NTP servers if you plan to use the Temporal feature.

Time Zone Setting OSTimeZone [Optional] The time zone of the VM. Enter either a fixed time zone displacement from GMT or the time zone file name. See the file LinuxTimeZoneStrings.txt for the valid settings for OSTimeZone.

If you are not enabling Temporal, the database time zone syncs with the operating system.

The default time zone is US/Pacific.

Examples:

  • OSTimeZone=GMT+11
  • OSTimeZone=US/Eastern

For additional Teradata time zone information, see Temporal Time Zone Strings.

Physical Disk Settings pdiskSizeGB The size of the Teradata Database system pdisks.
Example:
  • pdiskSizeGB:800
Temporal Settings

Temporal

TemporalDaylightSavings

TemporalTimeDateWZControl

TemporalTimeZoneHour

TemporalTimeZoneMinute

TemporalTimeZoneString

If you plan to use Temporal, change the setting to true. If you do not plan to use it, accept the default of false. Refer to Temporal Settings.

You must enable Temporal before deployment. If you did not enable it before deployment, you must redeploy the VM to enable it.

Since Developer is free, no Teradata Customer Support is available.

Example:
  • Temporal:false
  • TemporalDaylightSavings:false
  • TemporalTimeDateWZControl:0
  • TemporalTimeZoneHour:0
  • TemporalTimeZoneMinute:0
  • TemporalTimeZoneString:America Pacific
Other Teradata Database Feature Settings

SecureZones

RowLevelSecurity

Columnar

[Optional] Columnar, Row Level Security, and Secure Zones are Teradata Database features that can be enabled by setting it to true. If you do not plan to use a feature, accept the default of false. Columnar must be purchased to be enabled.
Secure Zones is supported on Teradata Database 15.10 and later.
Mainframe Settings MainframeLHID

The logical Host ID for mainframe connectivity. The default is -1 to indicate the deployed system will not connect to a mainframe.

Example:
  • MainframeLHID:-1
Folder Setting Folder Folder name where the VM is being deployed on the vSphere server.
IP Address Setting IPAddressSetting Indicates whether to use a static or dynamic IP address. For a two node MPP deployment, the IP address must be static.