The global settings determine how vRealize Operations Manager retains data, keeps connection sessions open, and other settings. These are system settings that affect all users.

Table 1. Global Setting Default Values and Descriptions


Default Value


Action History

30 days

Number of days to retain the recent task data for actions.

The data is purged from the system after the specified number of days.

Deleted Objects

168 hours

Number of hours to retain objects that are deleted from an adapter data source or server before deleting them from vRealize Operations Manager.

An object deleted from an adapter data source is identified by vRealize Operations Manager as not existing and vRealize Operations Manager can no longer collect data about the object. Whether vRealize Operations Manager identifies deleted objects as not existing depends the adapter. This feature is not implemented in some adapters.

For example, if the retention time is 360 hour and a virtual machine is deleted from a vCenter Server instance, the virtual machine remains as an object in vRealize Operations Manager for 15 days before it is deleted.

This setting applies to objects deleted from the data source or server, not to any objects you delete from vRealize Operations Manager on the Inventory Explorer page.

A value of -1 deletes objects immediately.

Deletion Schedule Interval

24 hours

Determines the frequency to schedule deletion of resources. This setting works with the Deleted Objects setting to remove objects that no longer exist in the environment. vRealize Operations Manager transparently marks objects for removal that have not existed for the length of time specified under Deleted Objects. vRealize Operations Manager then removes the marked objects at the frequency specified under Deletion Scheduling Interval.

Object History

90 days

Number of days to retain the history of the object configuration, relationship, and property data.

The configuration data is the collected data from the monitored objects on which the metrics are based. The collected data includes changes to the configuration of the object.

The data is purged from the system after the specified number of days.

Session Timeout

30 minutes

If your connection to vRealize Operations Manager is idle for the specified amount of time, you are logged out of the application.

You must provide credentials to log back in.


45 days

Number of days to retain canceled alerts and symptoms.

The alerts and symptoms are either canceled by the system or by a user.

Time Series Data Retention

6 months

Number of months that you want to retain the collected and calculated metric data for the monitored objects. This setting is set to 6 months by default for 5 minutes interval data retention.

Additional Time Series Data Retention

36 months

The number of months that the roll-up data extends beyond the regular period. The roll-up data is available starting from the end of the regular period and until the end of the roll-up data retention period. If you specify 0 as the value, then this will effectively disable the Additional Time Series Data Retention time and only data specified in Time Series Retention is stored. This setting ensures that after 6 months of normal retention for 5 minutes, the seventh month data is rolled up into a one Hour roll up. You can set up this option up to 120 months for data roll ups.

Deleted Users

100 days

You can specify the number of days to keep custom content created by a user who has been removed from vRealize Operations Manager or by the automatic synchronization of LDAP. For example, the custom dashboards created by a user.

Maintain Relationship History

You can maintain a history of all the relationships of all the monitored objects in vRealize Operations Manager.

Dynamic Threshold Calculation


Determines whether to calculate normal levels of threshold violation for all objects.

If the setting is disabled, the following area of vRealize Operations Manager does not work or are not displayed:

  • Alert symptom definitions based on dynamic thresholds will not work

  • Metric charts that display normal behavior are not present

Disable this setting only if you have no alternative options for managing resource constraints for your vRealize Operations Manager system.

Cost Calculation

The host time at which cost calculations are run.

Allow vCenter users to log in to individual vCenters using the vRealize Operations Manager UI

Determine how users of vCenter Server login to vRealize Operations Manager.

  • In the vRealize Operations Manager user interface, vCenter Server users can log in to individual vCenter Server instances. Disabled by default.

  • vCenter Server users can log in from vCenter Server clients. Enabled by default.

  • In the vRealize Operations Manager user interface, vCenter Server users can log in to all vCenter Server instances. Enabled by default.

Allow vCenter users to log in from vCenter clients

Allow vCenter users to log in to all vCenters using the vRealize Operations Manager UI

Automated Actions

enabled or disabled

Determines whether to allow vRealize Operations Manager to automate actions. When an alert triggered, the alert provides recommendations for remediation. You can automate an action to remediate an alert when the recommendation is the first priority for that alert. You enable actionable alerts in your policies.

Enable Standard Certification Validation

This option enables certificate verification to Test Connection in the Create or Modify AI screen, using a standard verification flow.

The option checks CA authority.

  • Certificate Subject DN

  • Subject alternative name

  • Certificate validity period

  • Revocation list

This option also presents dialogs to user if one of those checks fail. It is up to the adapter implementation on how the adapter checks source certificate validity during a normal collection cycle. On a usual scenario, adapters just perform a thumb-print verification. However, in case this flag is enabled, Test connection validates certificates in full scale and accepts certificates that are matching all criteria without any user dialogs.


You can specify the currency unit that is used for all the cost calculations. You can select the type of currency from the list of currency types by clicking Choose Currency. From the Set Currency, select the required currency and confirm your action by clicking the check box, and set the currency.

Customer Experience Improvement Program


Determines whether to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program by having vRealize Operations Manager send anonymous usage data to