The global settings determine how vRealize Operations Cloud retains data, keeps connection sessions open, and other settings. These are system settings that affect all users. Some of these settings are not editable. Editable global settings have a hidden Edit icon next to their values. To see the icon, point to the global setting.

Table 1. Global Setting Default Values and Descriptions
Setting Default Value Description
Action History

14 days

Number of days to retain the recent task data for actions.

The data is purged from the system after the specified number of days.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Deleted Objects

144 hours

Number of hours to retain objects that are deleted from an adapter data source or server before deleting them from vRealize Operations Cloud .

An object deleted from an adapter data source is identified by vRealize Operations Cloud as not existing and vRealize Operations Cloud can no longer collect data about the object. Whether vRealize Operations Cloud identifies deleted objects as not existing depends on the adapter. This feature is not implemented in some adapters.

This setting applies to objects deleted from the data source or server, not to any objects you delete from vRealize Operations Cloud on the Inventory page.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Deletion Scheduling Interval 24 hours

Determines the frequency to schedule deletion of resources. This setting works with the Deleted Objects setting to remove objects that no longer exist in the environment. vRealize Operations Cloud transparently marks objects for removal that have not existed for the length of time specified under Deleted Objects. vRealize Operations Cloud then removes the marked objects at the frequency specified under Deletion Scheduling Interval.

Object History

60 days

Number of days to retain the history of the object configuration, relationship, and property data.

The configuration data is the collected data from the monitored objects on which the metrics are based. The collected data includes changes to the configuration of the object.

The data is purged from the system after the specified number of days.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Generated Reports Retention

90 days

Number of days to retain generated reports.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Session Timeout 30 minutes

If your connection to vRealize Operations Cloud is idle for the specified amount of time, you are logged out of the application.

You must provide credentials to log back in.


30 days

Number of days to retain canceled alerts and symptoms.

The alerts and symptoms are either canceled by the system or by a user.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Time Series Data Retention

3 months

Number of months that you want to retain the collected and calculated metric data for the monitored objects. This setting is set to 3 months by default for 5 minutes interval data retention.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Additional Time Series Retention

12 months

The number of months that the roll-up data extends beyond the regular period. The roll-up data is available starting from the end of the regular period and until the end of the roll-up data retention period.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Near Real-Time Monitoring Data Retention 3 days The number of days to retain the near real-time data collected from the vCenter Server in vRealize Operations Cloud.

You cannot edit this setting in vRealize Operations Cloud.

Deleted Users 100 days

You can specify the number of days to keep custom content created by a user who has been removed from vRealize Operations Cloud or by the automatic synchronization of LDAP. For example, the custom dashboards created by a user.

External Event Based Active Symptoms disabled

The number of days to retain the external event-based active symptoms.

Maintain Relationship History

You can maintain a history of all the relationships of all the monitored objects in vRealize Operations Cloud

Dynamic Threshold Calculation enabled

Determines whether to calculate normal levels of threshold violation for all objects.

If the setting is disabled, the following area of vRealize Operations Cloud does not work or are not displayed:

  • Alert symptom definitions based on dynamic thresholds will not work
  • Metric charts that display normal behavior are not present

Disable this setting only if you have no alternative options for managing resource constraints for your vRealize Operations Cloud system.

Cost Calculation The host time at which cost calculations are run.
Customer Experience Improvement Program enabled

Determines whether to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program by having vRealize Operations Cloud send anonymous usage data to

Automated Actions enabled or disabled

Determines whether to allow vRealize Operations Cloud to automate actions. When an alert triggered, the alert provides recommendations for remediation. You can automate an action to remediate an alert when the recommendation is the first priority for that alert. You enable actionable alerts in your policies.

Enable Standard Certification Validation

This option enables certificate verification to Test Connection in the Create or Modify AI screen, using a standard verification flow.

The option checks CA authority.

  • Certificate Subject DN
  • Subject alternative name
  • Certificate validity period
  • Revocation list
This option also presents dialogs to user if one of those checks fail. It is up to the adapter implementation on how the adapter checks source certificate validity during a normal collection cycle. On a usual scenario, adapters just perform a thumb-print verification. However, in case this flag is enabled, Test connection validates certificates in full scale and accepts certificates that are matching all criteria without any user dialogs.
Concurrent UI login sessions enabled Allows concurrent UI login sessions per user. Once changed, this setting affects the subsequent login sessions.
Currency You can specify the currency unit that is used for all the cost calculations. You can select the type of currency from the list of currency types by clicking Choose Currency. From the Set Currency, select the required currency and confirm your action by clicking the check box, and set the currency.