In order to limit the growth of the vCenter Server database and conserve storage space, you can configure the database to discard information about tasks or events after a specified period of time.

Do not use these options if you want to retain a complete history of tasks and events for your vCenter Server.

To configure the database retention policy, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

1

If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.

2

Select Database Retention Policy.

3

(Optional) SelectTasks retained for, and enter a value in days in the text box.

Information about tasks performed on this vCenter Server system will be discarded after the specified number of days.

4

(Optional) SelectEvents retained for, and enter a value in days in the text box.

Information about events for this vCenter Server system will be discarded after the specified number of days.