Veeam VMware: Inventory Health Alarm

This monitor tracks the vCenter Inventory Health Alarm.

By default, the alarm is triggered by the following event:

  • vim.event.HealthStatusChangedEvent: Health status of the Inventory Service changed.

Inventory Service is responsible for maintaining vCenter inventory database which contains information and metadata from all systems managed by the vCenter Server. Inventory Service failure may cause issues with locating hardware and virtual instances in the vSphere Client, as well as issues with updating inventory and hardware information for ESX hosts.

Check whether the Inventory Service is running. If the service is stopped, try starting it again. For more information on stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server 6.0 services, see this VMware KB article. If the Inventory Service health status is still not GREEN, try resetting the VMware vCenter Server Inventory Service database; for more information, see this VMware KB article.

See the Help Center for more information including reference lists of all Rules and Monitors and full set of User Guides for the Veeam MP for VMware.

See the VMware Online Documentation for more information on VMware vSphere, in particular: