In the VMware Host Client, you can monitor the health of a datastore, as well as events and tasks associated with that datastore. Starting with vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and after you enable the vSAN service in the vSphere Web Client, you can also monitor your vSAN environment.


  1. Click Storage in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Click Datastores.
  3. Click a datastore from the list.
    The datastore expands in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  4. Click Monitor under the name of the datastore.
  5. (Optional) Click Events to view events associated with the datastore.
  6. (Optional) Click vSAN to view the configuration parameters of the vSAN environment of your host.
  7. (Optional) Click Hosts to view the hosts that reside on this datastore.
  8. (Optional) Click Health to view details about the status of various parameters, such as Performance service, Network, Physical disk, Data, Cluster, and Limits.