In Advanced Settings, you can modify the vCenter Server configuration file, vpxd.cfg.

You can use Advanced Settings to add entries to the vpxd.cfg file, but not to edit or delete them. VMware recommends that you change these settings only when instructed to do so by VMware technical support or when you are following specific instructions in VMware documentation.


Required privilege: Global > Settings


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the Configure tab.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. In the Key, type a key.
  6. In the Value field, type the value for the specified key.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click OK.


Newly added advanced settings have config. appended to the setting keys in the vpxd.cfg file. For example:

config.example.setting = exampleValue

What to do next

Many advanced settings changes require that the vCenter Server system be restarted before they take effect. Consult VMware technical support to determine if your changes require a restart.