You can use the Advanced Settings page to modify the vCenter Server configuration file, vpxd.cfg.

This page can be used to add entries to the vpxd.cfg file, but not to edit or delete them. VMware recommends that you change these settings only when instructed to do so by VMware technical support or when you are following specific instructions in VMware documentation.

Required privilege: Global.Settings


To configure statistics settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.


  1. If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Advanced Settings.
  3. In the Key field, type a key.
  4. In the Value field, type the value for the specified key.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click OK.

What to do next

Many advanced options changes require that the vCenter Server system be restarted before they take effect. Consult VMware technical support to determine if your changes require a restart.