In case of an emergency such as a network overload, you can turn off data collection at a global level. This overrides all other data collection settings.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then Activity Monitoring.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Select the vCenter Server for which you want to overwrite data collection.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. De-select Collect reporting data.
  7. Click OK.