You can monitor the health status of services and nodes to determine whether problems exist in your environment.
The vSphere Client provides an overview of all services and nodes across the management stack of the vCenter Server system. A list of default services is available for each vCenter Server instance.
View the Health Status of Nodes
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.
- 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.
- From the vSphere Client menu, select Administration.
- Select .
- Select a node to view its health status.
Table 1. Health States Badge Icon Description Good. The health of the object is normal. Warning. The object is experiencing some problems. Critical. The object is either not functioning properly or will stop functioning soon. Unknown. No data is available for this object.
View the Health Status of Services
You can view the health status of various vCenter Services using the vCenter Server Management Interface
- Verify that the vCenter Server is successfully deployed and running.
- If you are using Internet Explorer, verify that TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 are enabled in the security settings.
- In a Web browser, go to the vCenter Server Management Interface, https://appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN:5480.
- Log in as root.
The default root password is the password that you set while deploying vCenter Server.
- In the vCenter Server Management Interface, click Services.
- You can view the health of all the listed services in the Health column.