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How to configure Data Retention in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2147600)

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This article provides steps to configure data retention, or how long you want to keep historical data, in vRealize Operations Manager.


In vRealize Operations Manager 6.x, Data Retention is controlled in the vRealize Operations Manager UI. The default value is 6 months.
Note: Ensure that adequate sizing is done in the environment before changing the Data Retention.  Check the See Also section for the sizing guidelines.

Caution: Data Retention must be configured according to the number of resources and the cyclic needs for data patterns. The system analyzes and learns the normal behavior when allowed to use long histories of data. This allows the system to learn weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly patterns. For example, to learn the normal behavior for quarterly patterns, the system requires 120 days retention. Storage grows quickly with the number of resources configured in the system. The FSDB can become corrupted if the storage space is exhausted.

To change the default parameters:

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager UI as admin user.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Global Settings.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Change the value of Time Series Data to the number of months you want.

    Note: The minimum value is 1 and the maximum value is 120.

  5. Click OK to save the settings.

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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