Badges appear in the vSphere Web Client interface when you register an instance of vCenter Operations Manager with a vCenter Server that you want to monitor.

In the vSphere Web Client interface, you can view the vCenter Operations Manager badges and widgets on the Summary tab, and on the Monitor tab, under Health, for the following objects in the inventory tree.

Table 1. Supported Object Types
Icon Description

The icon represents a vCenter Server in the inventory.

vCenter Server system

The icon represents a Datacenter in the inventory.


The icon represents a cluster of ESX hosts in the inventory.


The icon represents an ESX host that is powered off.

ESX/ESXi host

This icon represents a datastore in the inventory.


This icon represents a powered-on virtual machine.

Powered on virtual machine

This icon represents a powered-off virtual machine.

Powered off virtual machine

Your vCenter Operations Manager license determines which badges and widgets you can see in the vSphere Web Client.

Table 2. Badges that You See Depending on the Licenses
vSphere Web Client Component Foundation License Standard or Advanced License
Summary tab

Health badge

  • Health badge
  • Risk badge
  • Efficiency badge
Health tab under the Monitor tab
  • Health Trend widget
  • Workload badge
  • Faults badge
  • Health Trend widget
  • Workload badge
  • Anomalies badge
  • Faults badge

If you want to view more details about the causes for a badge score, you can click the View details icon Open the fully functional UI of vCenter Operations Manager. at the upper right of the Health tab to open the vCenter Operations Manager user interface.