After you connect vCenter Servers to VMware Cloud, you can monitor your vSphere inventory located across different geographies from a centralized VMC Console. You can determine resource utilization, analyze the overall security posture, and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention.

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The following table provides an overview of the data you can view from your on-premises vCenter Server instances. For detailed information about the various actions you can perform, click the ? icon on the corresponding page to see the help topics for that page.

Table 1. Monitor Your vSphere Infrastructure
Option Action
  • View all the on-premises vCenter Server instances connected to VMware Cloud. The Alert column indicates connectivity status of the vCenter Server is successfully connected the cloud. A green check mark indicates that the vCenter Server is successfully connected to the cloud. A red cross mark indicates a connectivity issue. To troubleshoot the issue, see The Alert Icon on the Inventory Page Shows a Red Cross Mark.
  • View details such as capacity usage, number of clusters, and number of hosts on each vCenter Server.
  • Click Convert to Subscription to initiate the subscription conversion process.
  • Click Open vCenter to use the vSphere Client to take further actions.
Infrastructure Operations > Events
  • View the top 10 events and the top 10 vCenter Servers 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.
Infrastructure Operations > Security
  • View your top five security issues.
  • View your security issues by category.
  • View the affected vCenter Server instances and hosts, and troubleshooting information by clicking the corresponding >> icon.
  • Select any host to start the vSphere Client to take actions and remediate the issue.
Virtual Machines
  • View the VMs for vCenter Servers 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.
  • Create VMs.