You can use the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface to view the overall health status of the vCenter Server Appliance and health messages.

The overall health status of the vCenter Server Appliance is based on the status of the hardware components such as memory, CPU, storage, and network, as well as that of the update component, which shows whether the software packages are up to date according to the last check for available patches.

Important

If you do not perform regular checks for available patches, the health status of the update component might become out-of-date. For information about how to check for vCenter Server Appliance patches and enable automatic checks for vCenter Server Appliance patches, see vSphere Upgrade.

For information about how to view the individual status, see Monitor Health Status and Statistics in the vCenter Server Appliance.

Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface as root.

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In the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, click Summary.

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In the Health Status pane, view the Overall Status badge.

Health Status

Badge Icon

Description

Green Icon

Good. All components in the appliance are healthy.

Yellow Icon

Warning. One or more components in the appliance might become overloaded soon.

View the details in the Health Messages pane.

Orange Icon

Alert. One or more components in the appliance might be degraded. Nonsecurity patches might be available.

View the details in the Health Messages pane.

Red Icon

Critical. One or more components in the appliance might be in an unusable status and the appliance might become unresponsive soon. Security patches might be available.

View the details in the Health Messages pane.

Gray Icon

Unknown. No data is available.