Controller
Most of the properties in Pinot are set in Zookeeper via Helix. However, you can also set properties in controller.conf file. You can specify the path to config file at the startup time as follows -
bin/pinot-admin.sh StartController -configFileName /path/to/controller.conf
Controller.conf can have the following properties -

Primary Configuration

Property
Default
Description
controller.vip.host
same as controller.host
The VIP hostname used to set the download URL for segments
controller.vip.port
same as controller.port
controller.vip.protocol
controller.host
localhost
The ip of the host on which controller is running
controller.port
9000
The port on which controller should run
controller.access.protocol
controller.data.dir
${java.io.tmpdir}/PinotController
Directory to host segment data
controller.local.temp.dir
controller.zk.str
localhost:2181
zookeeper host:port string to connect
controller.update_segment_state_model
false
controller.helix.cluster.name
controller.tenant.isolation.enable
true
Enable Tenant Isolation, default is single tenant cluste
controller.enable.split.commit
false
controller.query.console.useHttps
false
use https instead of http for cluster
controller.upload.onlineToOfflineTimeout
2 minutes
controller.mode
dual
Should be one of helix_only, pinot_only or dual
controller.resource.rebalance.strategy
org.apache.helix.controller. rebalancer.strategy.AutoRebalanceStrategy
controller.realtime.segment.commit.timeoutSeconds
120 seconds
request timeout for segment commit
controller.deleted.segments.retentionInDays
7 days
duration for which to retain deleted segments

Periodic Tasks Configuration

Refer to Periodic tasks