In the vSphere Web Client, you can view the health status of vCenter Server services and nodes.

vCenter Server instances and machines that run vCenter Server services are considered nodes. Graphical badges represent the health status of services and nodes.


Verify that the user you use to log in to the vCenter Server instance is a member of the SystemConfiguration.Administrators group in the vCenter Single Sign-On domain.


  1. Log in as administrator@your_domain_name to the vCenter Server instance by using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click System Configuration.

    You can view the health status badges for the services and nodes.

    Table 1. Health States

    Badge Icon


    Icon for Normal health state.

    Good. The health of the object is normal.

    Icon for moderate problems with health state

    Warning. The object is experiencing some problems.

    Icon for serious problems with health state

    Critical. The object is either not functioning properly or will stop functioning soon.

    Icon for unknown health state.

    Unknown. No data is available for this object.

  3. (Optional) In the Services Health and Nodes Health panes, click the hyperlink next to the health badge to view all services and nodes in this health state.

    For example, in the Services Health pane, click the hyperlink of the Warning health status. In the dialog box that pops up, select a service to view more information about the service and attempt to resolve the health issues of the service.