vSAN Monitoring and Troubleshooting describes how to monitor and troubleshoot VMware vSAN® by using the vSphere Client, esxcli and RVC commands, and other tools.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who wants to monitor vSAN operation and performance, or troubleshoot problems with a vSAN cluster. The information in this manual is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and virtual datacenter operations. This manual assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere, including VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client.

For more information about vSAN and how to create a vSAN cluster, see the vSAN Planning and Deployment Guide.

For more information about vSAN features and how to configure a vSAN cluster, see Administering VMware vSAN.

vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client

Instructions in this guide reflect the vSphere Client (an HTML5-based GUI). You can also use the instructions to perform the tasks by using the vSphere Web Client (a Flex-based GUI).

Tasks for which the workflow differs significantly between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client have duplicate procedures that provide steps according to the respective client interface. The procedures that relate to the vSphere Web Client, contain vSphere Web Client in the title.

Note: In vSphere 6.7 Update 1, almost all of the vSphere Web Client functionality is implemented in the vSphere Client. For an up-to-date list of any remaining unsupported functionality, see Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client.