Use the vSphere Web Client to examine whether a component is in the absent or degraded failure state.

If a failure occurs in the cluster, Virtual SAN marks the components for an object as absent or degraded based on the failure severity.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the Virtual SAN cluster.
  2. On the Monitor tab, click Virtual SAN and select Virtual Disks.
    The home directories and virtual disks of the virtual machines in the cluster appear.
  3. Select a virtual machine object.
  4. On the Physical Disk Placement tab, examine the Component State property of the components for the selected object.
    If a failure has occurred in the Virtual SAN cluster, the Component State property is equal to Absent or Degraded.