You can use the vdmadmin command -H to list the existing health monitors, to monitor instances for Horizon 7 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

The following table shows the health monitors that Horizon 7 uses to monitor the health of its components.

Table 1. Health Monitors




Monitors the health of Connection Server instances.


Monitors the health of the events database.


Monitors the health of the 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, Horizon 7 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.


The following table 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