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.


  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.

View the Health Status of Services

You can view the health status of various vCenter Services using the vCenter Server Management Interface

Note: The login session expires if you leave the vCenter Server Management Interface idle for 10 minutes.


  • 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.


  1. In a Web browser, go to the vCenter Server Management Interface, https://appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN:5480.
  2. Log in as root.
    The default root password is the password that you set while deploying vCenter Server.
  3. In the vCenter Server Management Interface, click Services.
  4. You can view the health of all the listed services in the Health column.