The NSX Manager interface provides numerous monitoring dashboards showing details regarding system status, networking and security, and compliance reporting. This information is displayed or accessible throughout the NSX Manager interface, but can be accessed together in the Home > Monitoring Dashboards page.

You can access the monitoring dashboards from the Home page of the NSX Manager interface. From the dashboards, you can click through and access the source pages from which the dashboard data is drawn.


  1. Log in as administrator to the NSX Manager interface.
  2. Click Home if you are not already on the Home page.
  3. Click Monitoring Dashboards and select the desired category of dashboards from the drop-down menu.
    The page displays the dashboards in the selected categories. The dashboard graphics are color-coded, with color code key displayed directly above the dashboards.
  4. To access a deeper level of detail, click the title of the dashboard, or one of the elements of the dashboard, if activated.
    The following tables describe the default dashboards and their sources.
    Table 1. System Dashboards
    Dashboard Sources Description
    System System > Appliances Shows the status of the NSX Manager cluster and NSX Advanced Load Balancer resource (CPU, memory, disk) consumption.
    Fabric System > Fabric > Hosts System > Fabric > Nodes

    System > Fabric > Profiles

    System > Fabric > Transport Zones

    System > Fabric > Compute Managers

    System > Fabric > Settings

    Shows the status of the NSX fabric, including host and edge transport nodes, transport zones, and compute managers. You can also view profiles and set global fabric settings for tunnel endpoint, remote tunnel endpoint, and global MTU consistency checks if you select the Fabric title to access these additional tasks.
    Backups System > Backup & Restore Shows the status of NSX backups, if configured. It is strongly recommended that you configure scheduled backups that are stored remotely to an SFTP site.
    Endpoint Protection System > Service Deployments Shows the status of endpoint protection deployment.
    Table 2. Networking & Security Dashboards in Policy Mode
    Dashboard Sources Description

    Inventory > Groups

    Security > Distributed Firewall

    Shows the status of groups and security policies. A group is a collection of workloads, segments, segment ports, IP addresses, MAC addresses, and so on where security policies, including East-West firewall rules, may be applied.

    Networking > Tier-0 Gateways

    Networking > Tier-1 Gateways

    Shows the status of Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways.
    Segments Networking > Segments Shows the status of network segments.
    Load Balancers Networking > Load Balancing Shows the status of the load balancer VMs.
    Virtual Services Networking > Network Services > Advanced Load Balancer/Load Balancing Shows the availability and scalability for virtual services applications by monitoring their health and distributing traffic.
    VPNs Networking > VPN Shows the status of virtual private networks.
    Table 3. Networking & Security Dashboards in Manager Mode
    Dashboard Sources Description
    Load Balancers Networking > Load Balancing Shows the status of the load balancer services, load balancer virtual servers, and load balancer server pools. A load balancer can host one or more virtual servers. A virtual server is bound to a server pool that includes members hosting applications.

    Security > East West Security > Distributed Firewall

    Security > East West Security > Bridge Firewall

    Networking > Connectivity > Tier-0 Logical Routers and Networking > Connectivity > Tier-1 Logical Routers

    Indicates if the firewall is enabled, and shows the number of policies, rules, and exclusions list members.
    Note: Each detailed item displayed in this dashboard is sourced from a specific sub-tab in the source page cited.
    VPN Not applicable. Shows the status of virtual private networks and the number of IPSec and L2 VPN sessions open.
    Switching Networking > Connectivity > Logical Switches Shows the status of logical switches and logical ports, including both VM and container ports.
    Table 4. Compliance Report Dashboard
    Column Description
    Non-Compliance Code Displays the specific non-compliance code.
    Description Specific cause of non-compliance status.
    Resource Name The NSX resource (node, switch, and profile) in non-compliance.
    Resource Type Resource type of cause.
    Affected Resources Number of resources affected. Click the number value to view a list.

    You can also add widget to configure custom monitoring dashboards using NSX REST APIs. See the latest version of the NSX REST API Guide at for API details. See the Compliance Status Report Codes for more information about each compliance report code.