The global settings control the system settings for vRealize Operations Manager, including data retention and system timeout settings. You can modify one or more of the settings to monitor your environment better. These settings affect all your users.

The global settings do not affect metric interactions, color indicators, or other object management behaviors. These behaviors are configured in your policies.

Settings related to managing objects with vRealize Operations Manager are available on the Administration > Inventory Explorer page.

You can view tooltips for each option in the Edit Global Settings dialog box.

Global Settings Best Practices

Most of the settings pertain to how long vRealize Operations Manager retains collected and process data.

The default values are common retention periods. You might need to adjust the time periods based on your local policies or disk space.