In order to limit the growth of the vCenter Server database and conserve storage space, you can configure the database to discard information about tasks or events after a specified period of time.

About this task

Do not use these options if you want to retain a complete history of tasks and events for your vCenter Server.

Prerequisites

To configure the database retention policy, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

Procedure

  1. If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
  2. Select Database Retention Policy.
  3. (Optional) Select Tasks retained for, and type a value in days in the text box.

    Information about tasks performed on this vCenter Server system will be discarded after the specified number of days.

  4. (Optional) Select Events retained for, and type a value in days in the text box.

    Information about events for this vCenter Server system will be discarded after the specified number of days.

  5. Click OK.