You can export all or part of the events data stored in the vCenter Server database.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

Required Privilege: Read-only


  1. Select File > Export > Export Events.
  2. (Linked-mode only) In the vCenter Server list, select the server where the events occurred.
  3. Specify Events, Time, and Limits attributes for the events you want to export.
  4. Specify a file name and location.
  5. Click OK.


vCenter Server creates the file in the specified location. The file contains the Type, Time, and Description of the events.