The VMware vCenter Operations Manager vApp integrates with the vSphere Web Client to provide you with a high-level overview of the health and performance of vSphere objects.

Badges appear in the vSphere Web Client interface when you register an instance of VMware vCenter Operations Manager with a vCenter Server that you want to monitor. You can find the VMware vCenter Operations Manager badges and widgets on the Summary tab, and on the Monitor tab, under Health, for the following objects in the inventory tree.

Supported Object Types



The icon represents a vCenter Server in the inventory.

vCenter Server system

The icon represents a Datacenter in the inventory.


The icon represents a cluster of ESX hosts in the inventory.


The icon represents an ESX host that is powered off.

ESX host

This icon represents a datastore in the inventory.


This icon represents a powered-on virtual machine.

Virtual machine that is powered on

This icon represents a powered-off virtual machine.

Virtual machine that is powered off

Your vCenter Operations Manager license determines which badges and widgets you can see in the vSphere Web Client.

Badges that You See Depending on the Licenses

vSphere Web Client Component

Foundation License

Standard or Advanced License

Summary tab

Health badge

Health badge

Risk badge

Efficiency badge

Health tab under the Monitor tab

Health Trend widget

Workload badge

Faults badge

Health Trend widget

Workload badge

Anomalies badge

Faults badge

If you want to view more details about the causes for a badge score, you can click the View details icon Open the fully functional UI of vCenter Operations Manager at the upper right of the Health tab to open the VMware vCenter Operations Manager user interface.