The global settings control the system settings for vRealize Operations, 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 are available on the Inventory page.
Global Settings Best Practices
Most of the settings pertain to how long vRealize Operations 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.