In the previous post we started to unravel the vCSA and discussed topics like the Appliance shell, the file system and the services. In this post we will continue with the vCSA Health.
Knowing the health of your system is important. Like the Windows vCenter Server, the vCSA is also able to report its health. Most common is using the vSphere Web Client and from the main menu, choose: System Configuration and watch the “Service Health” pane. Detailed information can be found by clicking on the various Services.
However, from the Appliance shell, the following API command will also inform you”
If everything is OK, it will report; Health: green
In the Bash shell, you can browse to the folder: /etc/vmware-sca/health/.
On a vCSA 6.0, you will find two files with health status information:
On a vCSA 6.5, you will only find the first file.