The vCenter Server and data center Summary tab provides an overview of the state of the selected data center or vCenter. For the selected object, the vCenter server or data center Summary tab displays the alerts as they affect the health, risk, or efficiency. Use this tab to evaluate the impact that alerts are having on the vCenter server or data center and use the information to begin troubleshooting problems.

Understanding the vCenter Server and Data Center Summary Tab

The screenshot gives the status of the selected datacenter or vCenter. Use this tab to identify the alerts triggered for the datacenter or vCenter and begin troubleshooting.
Option Description
Troubleshoot Start the Troubleshooting Workbench with the current object in context.
Object Summary This widget displays the details of the selected object. The widget also displays the number of resources associated with the selected object.
Active Alerts This widget provides a visual indicator of the alert status for the following alert types.
  • Health alerts that usually require immediate attention.
  • Risk alerts indicating that you must look into any problems shortly.
  • Efficiency alerts indicating that you can reclaim resources.

To see the alerts for the object, click the labels of the alert.

Consumer Gives the number of active VMs for the selected object. You can also view the usage details for the virtual machine, CPU, and Memory.
Provider Gives the details of available resources for the selected object. You can view the number of hosts and capacity remaining for CPU, RAM, Storage.
vSphere Distributed Switch Name Displays the details of the vSphere distributed switch.
Metadata Displays the metadata details of the data center.
Cluster Displays the cluster details of the selected object.
Datastore Displays the datastore details of the selected object.