Configuring the Network Interface Restriction in the Solution Manager

You can configure the servers of the Solution Manager to listen to incoming connections on only one of the network interfaces of the computer. This can be useful when Solution Manager runs on a computer that has several network interfaces. If you enable this feature, the connections coming from the other network interfaces will be blocked.

To activate this restriction, first obtain the hostname that the Domain Name System (DNS) of your organization resolves to the network interface that will receive the incoming traffic.

Before proceeding, stop all the components of your installation of Solution Manager. Then, edit these files:

Configuration property files to modify to enable the network interface restriction in the Solution Manager


Configuration File

Embedded Virtual DataPort server


License Manager Server


Solution Manager Server


Solution Manager Web Tool


Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool


Web Container

<DENODO_HOME>/resources/apache-tomcat/conf/ <DENODO_HOME>/resources/apache-tomcat/conf/server.xml

  • Embedded Virtual DataPort Server:

    • Uncomment the property com.denodo.vdb.vdbinterface.server.VDBManagerImpl.hostName and set its value to a Domain Name System (DNS) that the server host will resolve to the restricted network interface.

    • Set com.denodo.vdb.vdbinterface.server.VDBManagerImpl.registryURL to the corresponding network interface.

    • Define com.denodo.vdb.vdbinterface.server.VDBManagerImpl.registryURL.restricted to the restricted IP/network interface. The value of the property registryURL has to be resolved to the same value of the restricted network in the local VDP server.

  • License Manager Server:

    • Set the properties server.address and to the restricted address.

  • Solution Manager Server:

    • Set the properties server.address and com.denodo.solutionmanager.vdp.hostname to the restricted network interface.

  • Solution Manager Web Tool:

    • Set the property to the restricted address.

  • Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool:

    • Set the property vdp.hostname to the restricted network interface.

  • Web Container:

    • In the file:

      1. Set the property to the restricted network interface.

      2. The property must be commented out.

      3. Add the property with the restricted network interface as value.

    • In the server.xml:

      1. Add the property address="${}" to the <Server> declaration in order to configure the IP on which the Tomcat servers waits for shutdown commands.

      2. Add the property address="${}" as well to the <Connector> component to specify which address will be used for listening on the specified port.

      <Server address="${}" port="${com.denodo.tomcat.shutdown.port}" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">


Configure the shutdown host is optional in the Web Container. If the property is not set the shutdown listener will be bind to LOCALHOST and the Server tag in the server.xml should not include the address property. Configuring the shutdown host could open a random port listening through all network interfaces that only accepts connections from the Web Container host

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