The information shown in the Faults tab is a combination of the availability of the selected object and any configuration issues related to it. Each fault has a severity level. The Faults score is the severity level of the worst open fault, and is calculated based on events published by vCenter Server. The higher the Faults score, the lower the resulting health for that object.

The Faults Badge

The Faults score calculation includes events such as loss of redundancy in NICs or HBAs, memory checksum errors, HA failover problems, Common Information Model (CIM) events, and so on. Faults are included in the health score because they require immediate resolution, whereas items that contribute to the risk score might not be immediate, although requiring your attention.

Each object in vRealize Operations Manager has a faults score ranging from 0 (no faults) to 100 (critical faults). The scores are computed based on the severity of the underlying problems. When more than one fault-related problem exists on a resource, the faults score is based on the most severe problem.

Unlike other badges in vRealize Operations Manager, no alert is generated from the threshold score of the faults badge. Instead, each problem generates its own fault alert, and resolution of the problem both clears or cancels the alert and lowers the badge score.

The Faults score ranges between 0 (good) and 100 (bad). The badge score thresholds can by modified by an vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Policies to configure symptom thresholds for the Anomalies badge score.

Table 1. Object Faults States

Badge Icon


User Action

Icon for normal score of Faults.

No faults are registered on the selected object.

No attention required.

Icon for medium level of Faults.

Faults of low importance are registered on the selected object.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Icon for partially high level of Faults.

Faults of high importance are registered on the selected object.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for excessive level of Faults.

Faults of critical importance are registered on the selected object.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown level of faults.

The object is offline or no data is available.

Where You Find the Faults Badge

To view the Faults badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Faults tab.

Table 2. Faults Based on the Selected Inventory Object



Badge status

Faults status for the object based on the combination of the availability of an object and any configuration issues.

Faults Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Faults Breakdown

Breakdown of the current faults affecting the group objects.

Faults in Related Objects

Faults status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.