vSphere+ enhances operational efficiency by centralizing management and governance of your vSphere+ infrastructure through the VMware Cloud Console. It provides a consolidated view of your entire vSphere+ inventory distributed across different geographies and domains, and helps you to:

  • View your entire vSphere+ inventory including vCenter instances, ESXi hosts, and VMs.
  • Get a quick overview of all the events and alerts in your vSphere+ inventory.
  • Analyze the overall security posture, and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention.


  1. Connect your vCenter instances to VMware Cloud Gateway. See Connect your vCenter Server to VMware Cloud Gateway.
  2. Log in to the VMware Cloud Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  3. On the left navigation panel, select the relevant option.
    Option Action
    • View all the on-premises vCenter instances that are connected to VMware Cloud Gateway.

      View details such as the capacity usage, number of clusters, VMs, cores, and hosts on each vCenter. If the vCenter manages vSAN, you can also view vSAN details such as the number of clusters, hosts, and cores.

      View the connectivity status of the vCenter in the Alert column. A green check indicates that the vCenter is successfully connected to the cloud. A red warning indicates connectivity issues. To troubleshoot, see The Alert Column on the Inventory Page Shows a Warning.

      If VMware Cloud DR is added to your Organization, you can view the protection status of the VMs in the vCenter.

      View the status of VMware Cloud Gateway instances that are deployed for the current Organization. You can view the list of vCenter instances connected to each gateway.

    • To perform any additional operations for a specific vCenter, you can open the vSphere Client.
    Operations > Events
    • View the top ten events and the top ten vCenter instances where the maximum number of events occurred in the last 24 hours.
    • Analyze the type of events trending in the last 24 hours.
    • Click any event in the table to view detailed information such as possible causes and related events.
    Operations > Capacity View and analyze the cluster usage for all the clusters associated with vCenter instances connected to VMware Cloud Gateway.

    For more information, see Monitor Your Cluster Capacity.

    Operations > Security
    • View your top five security issues.
    • View your security issues by category.
    • View the affected vCenter instances and hosts, and troubleshooting information by clicking the corresponding >> icon.
    • Select any host to start the vSphere Client, and take necessary actions to remediate the issue.
    Operations > Software Versions
    • View a summary of the software versions running on all the vCenter instances.
    • Easily identify the vCenter instances that are on the latest and older versions, and accordingly plan for the updates.
    Workloads > Overview
    • View the VMs for vCenter instances that are connected to the cloud.
    • View the total number alerts including warnings and errors, for each VM.
    • View more details such as Tags and Snapshots for each VM by clicking the corresponding >> icon.
    Workloads > Protection View the protection status and protection groups of the VMs for vCenter instances that are connected to the cloud.