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

vCenter Server instances and machines that run vCenter Server services are considered nodes. Graphical badges represent the health status of 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.
    The address is of the type http:// appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN/ui.
  2. From the vSphere Client menu, select Administration.
  3. Select Deployment > System Configuration.
  4. Select a node to view its health status.
    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.