Gather stats from vmware host

Hello EE,

I have an ESXi 5.5 host , the licensed features are below. I would like to do monitoring of the vmware host performance , however the licensing appears to only capture previous 1 hour data. Is there a way to gather this info and record to file using  a powershell plugin or through the vmware host settings itself?

VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)

Product Features:
    Unlimited virtual SMP
    vCenter agent for VMware host
    vSphere API
    Storage APIs
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The Host Server *WITHOUT* a vCenter Server can only maintain statistics for 1 hour.

Install vCenter Server on Windows, or use the vCenter Server appliance, which you are licensed for, as part of vCenter Server.

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davesnbAuthor Commented:
Ok great , I see that now thanks , is there a way to record this data continuously to a csv file to have a powershell script poll throgh the data , or is there a way to connect to the host via powershell and retrieve this data?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
All the data is stored in the SQL Database, which you can Export to a CSV file ?

something like this
davesnbAuthor Commented:
Perfect, thanks
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