You check the status of virtual machines to see whether the VMware Tools version they have is up to date and whether their hardware compatibility matches the default VM hardware compatibility for the host.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to a virtual machine.
  2. On the Updates tab, click Check Status.
    The Scan entity task appears in the Recent Tasks pane. After the task finishes, status information appears in the VMware Tools and VM Hardware Compatibility panels.


The virtual machines are scanned for VMware Tools and VM hardware compliance.