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.
Do not use these options if you want to retain a complete history of tasks and events for your vCenter Server.
To configure the database retention policy, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.
- If necessary, select to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
- Select Database Retention Policy.
- (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.
- (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.
- Click OK.