You can use the vdmadmin command -H to list the existing health monitors, to monitor instances for View components, and to display the details of a specific health monitor or monitor instance.


vdmadmin -H [-b authentication_arguments] -list -xml [-w | -n]
vdmadmin -H [-b authentication_arguments] -list -monitorid monitor_id -xml [-w | -n]
vdmadmin -H [-b authentication_arguments] -monitorid monitor_id -instanceid instance_id -xml [-w | -n]

Usage Notes

Health Monitors shows the health monitors that View uses to monitor the health of its components.

Table 1. Health Monitors




Monitors the health of View Connection Server instances.


Monitors the health of the events database.


Monitors the health of the View Connection Server host's local domain and all trusted domains.


Monitors the health of security gateway services and security servers.


Monitors the health of vCenter servers.

If a component has several instances, View creates a separate monitor instance to monitor each instance of the component.

The command outputs all information about health monitors and monitor instances in XML format.


Options for Listing and Displaying Health Monitors shows the options that you can specify to list and display health monitors.

Table 2. Options for Listing and Displaying Health Monitors



-instanceid instance_id

Specifies a health monitor instance


Displays the existing health monitors if a health monitor ID is not specified.

-list -monitorid monitor_id

Displays the monitor instances for the specified health monitor ID.

-monitorid monitor_id

Specifies a health monitor ID.


List all existing health monitors in XML using Unicode characters.

vdmadmin -H -list -xml

List all instances of the vCenter monitor (VCMonitor) in XML using ASCII characters.

vdmadmin -H -list -monitorid VCMonitor -xml -n

Display the health of a specified vCenter monitor instance.

vdmadmin -H -monitorid VCMonitor -instanceid 4aec2c99-4879-96b2-de408064d035 -xml