Health check monitors for changes in vSphere distributed switch configurations. You must enable vSphere distributed switch health check to perform checks on distributed switch configurations.

About this task

Health check is available only on ESXi 5.1 distributed switches. You can view health check information only through the vSphere Web Client 5.1 or later.


  1. Browse to a vSphere distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click the Manage tab.
  3. Select Settings, and select Health check.
  4. To enable or disable health check, click Edit.
  5. Use the drop-down menus to enable or disable health check options.



    VLAN and MTU

    Reports the status of distributed uplink ports and VLAN ranges.

    Teaming and Failover

    Checks for any configuration mismatch between ESXi and the physical switch used in the teaming policy.

  6. Click OK.

What to do next

When you change the configuration of a vSphere distributed switch, you can view information about the change in the Monitor tab in the vSphere Web Client. See View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check Information.