The Virtual Machine Monitoring feature uses the heartbeat information that VMware Tools captures as a proxy for guest operating system availability. This feature allows vSphere HA to reset or restart individual virtual machines that have lost their ability to send a heartbeat.

The VM Monitoring page appears only if you enabled vSphere HA.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the vSphere HA cluster.

2

Click the Manage tab and click Settings.

3

Under Settings, select vSphere HA and click the Edit button.

4

Expand VM Monitoring to display the configuration options.

5

Select VM Monitoring Only to restart individual virtual machines if their heartbeats are not received within a set time.

You can select VM and Application Monitoringto enable application monitoring also.

6

Set the virtual machine monitoring sensitivity by moving the slider between Low and High.

7

(Optional) Select Custom to provide custom settings.

8

Click OK.