In the vSphere 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. Use the vSphere Client to log in as administrator@your_domain_name to the vCenter Server instance in the vCenter Server Appliance.
    The address is of the type http:// appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN/ui.
  2. On the vSphere Clientmain page, click Administration > Deployment > System Configuration.
    You can view the health status badges for the services and nodes.
    Table 1. Health States
    Badge Icon Description
    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.