You can configure the timeout intervals for vCenter Server operations. These intervals specify the amount of time after which the vSphere Web Client times out.


Required privilege: Global > Settings


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the Manage tab.
  3. Under Settings, select General.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Select Timeout settings.
  6. In Normal operations, type the timeout interval in seconds for normal operations.

    Do not set the value to zero (0).

  7. In Long operations, enter the timeout interval in minutes for long operations.

    Do not set the value to zero (0).

  8. Click OK.
  9. Restart the vCenter Server system for the changes to take effect.