Recently, we had to prove to a customer that the vCenter advanced settings that we were seeing on the html5 client was not cached in the browser(long story)

So where are vCenter advanced settings saved?

All advanced settings are saved in the VPX_PARAMETER table in the vCenter DB.

If you’re using vCenter Server appliance, 

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server DB: 
/opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -d VCDB -U postgres  
  1. List the contents of the VPX_PARAMETER table
select \* from VPX\_PARAMETER;