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.

Before you begin

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

About this task

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.


  1. Select a host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Monitor tab, and click Hardware Status.
  3. Click Reset sensors.