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Configure VFS Service

The VFS Service serves the front-end interface and brokers connections with the backend datastores. The VFS service is required when the Trifacta Photon client or the Trifacta Photon running environment is enabled.


  1. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or trifacta-conf.json. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.

  2. Locate the following configuration:

  3. Verify that the enabled parameter is set to true.

  4. Additional configuration settings are described below.

  5. Save your changes and restart the platform.




Set this value to true to enable the VFS Service.


Host of the VFS Service. Leave this value as localhost.


Port number that VFS service uses to communicate. Default value is 41913.

This port must be opened on the Trifacta node. See System Ports.


Do not modify this value.


When set to true, the VFS Service automatically restarts and attempts to return to its pre-restart state.

This value should be set to false for debugging purposes only.


Timeout for requests to the VFS service. Default is 7200000 (2 hours).


Number of processes on the Trifacta node used by the VFS service. Default is 2.


You can configure how logging is managed for the VFS service. For more information on configuring logging for the VFS service, see Configure Logging for Services.