You can use the Advanced Settings page to modify the vCenter Server configuration file, vpxd.cfg.

This page can be used 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

To configure statistics settings, the VI Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.


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


If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, select the server you want to configure from the Current vCenter Server drop-down menu.


In the settings list, select Advanced Settings.


In the Key field, type a key.


In the Value field, type the value for the specified key.


Click Add.


Click OK.

Many advanced options 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.