When you connect the vSphere Client directly to a host, you can view the health status from the host’s Configuration tab.


Required privilege: Host.Configuration.Advanced Configuration


  1. Log in to the host using the vSphere Client, and display the inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab, and click Health Status.


If a component is functioning normally, the status indicator is green. The status indicator changes to yellow or red if a system component violates a performance threshold or is not functioning properly. Generally, a yellow indicator signifies degraded performance. A red indicator signifies that a component stopped operating or exceeded the highest threshold. If the status is blank, then the health monitoring service cannot determine the status of the component.

The Reading column displays the current values for the sensors. For instance, the column displays rotations per minute (RPM) for fans and degrees Celsius for temperature.