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How to clear warnings and errors in the Hardware Status tab (2011531)

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This article provides steps to clear the warnings and errors in the Hardware Status tab of a host within VMware vCenter Server.


To clear warnings and errors:
  1. Click the Hardware Status tab.
  2. Click the System event log view.
  3. Click Reset event log.
  4. Click Update to clear the error.
  5. Click the Alerts and warnings view.
  6. Click Reset sensors.
  7. Click Update to clear the memory.
If the issue persists, restart the management agents:
  1. Connect to the ESX/ESXi host using SSH.
  2. Run this command to restart the sfcbd service:

    In ESX: /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog restart
    In ESXi: restart

  3. Click Update.


Hardware error, Hardware status tab

See Also

Update History

05/28/2013 - Added command to restart the sfcbd service in ESX

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