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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Explain about vpxd.cfg Configuration

vpxd.cfg is an XML formatted file which can be modified to alter the native behavior of the VMware vCenter Server.  Sparse references on the internet document the changes that can be made in this environment. 

The vpxd.cfg file is located on the VMware vCenter Server by default at %ALLUSERPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\vpxd.cfg

  • On Windows Server 2008, this would generally be C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\vpxd.cfg
  • On Windows Server 2003, this would generally be C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\vpxd.cfg
This collection of vpxd.cfg settings has been sourced from various places.  The parameters will generally apply to a version of vCenter Server ranging from 2.0 through 4.x.  A given parameter can apply to several or even all versions.Remember to restart the VMware VirtualCenter Server service in the Server Manager for changes to vpxd.cfg to take effect.


As with anything found on this site and much of the internet in general, information is provided “as is” without warranty.  Modify settings at your own risk.  I suggest thoroughly researching the changes first and also checking with VMware Support.

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