Im unable to view beyond the one page VC2 gives me on tasks and events. How can I view older records ?
To see more then the default 100, in the VI client select Edit, Client Settings and change the Task & Events Page Size to a value between 10 and 1000
The only way to see events beyond the 1,000 record limit is to use vCenter client
File > Export > Export Events ...
From there the GUI allows you to select a date range.