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.

Before you begin

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

About this task

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

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.