The Host Summary tab provides an overview of the state of the selected host. For the selected object, the Host Summary tab displays the alerts and metrics as they affect the health, risk, or efficiency. Use this tab to evaluate the impact that alerts are having on the host and use the information to begin troubleshooting problems.

Understanding the Host Summary Tab

The screenshot gives the status of the selected host. Use this tab to identify the alerts triggered for the host and begin troubleshooting.
Table 1. Host Summary Tab Options
Option Description
Troubleshoot Start the Troubleshooting Workbench with the current object in context.
Object Summary

This widget displays the details of the selected object. The widget also displays the number of resources associated with the selected object.

Active Alerts
This widget provides a visual indicator of the alert status for the following alert types.
  • Health alerts that usually require immediate attention.
  • Risk alerts indicating that you must look into any problems shortly.
  • Efficiency alerts indicating that you can reclaim resources.

To see the alerts for the object, click the labels of the alert.

Time Remaining

This widget displays the number of days remaining till the projected resource utilization crosses the threshold for the usable capacity.

Capacity Remaining This widget displays the unused capacity of your virtual environment to accommodate new virtual machines.
Utilization This widget is used to find out the trends in capacity used by a selected datastore as against the total capacity available.

This widget displays the summary metrics about the overall performance of the object. Click each metric to see the expanded chart.


This widget displays the hardware, CPU, and Network configuration details of the host.