Some host hardware sensors display data that is cumulative over time. You can reset these sensors to clear the data in them and begin collecting new data.

If you need to preserve sensor data for troubleshooting or other purposes, take a screenshot, export the data, or download a support bundle before resetting sensors.


Ensure that the vCenter Hardware Status plug-in is enabled.


  1. Log in to a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Client, and display the Hosts and Clusters view in the inventory.
  2. Select the host in the inventory and click the Hardware Status tab.
  3. Click Reset sensors.