Data Object - ClusterVmToolsMonitoringSettings

Property of
vSphere API 4.0

Data Object Description

VMware HA Virtual Machine Health Monitoring service setting.

Virtual Machine Health Monitoring service checks the VMware Tools heartbeat of a virtual machine. If heartbeats have not been received within a specified time interval, Virtual Machine Health Monitoring service declares the virtual machine as failed and resets the virtual machine.

VmToolsMonitoringSetting consists of configuration settings for Virtual Machine Health Monitoring Service.

All fields are defined as optional. In case of a reconfiguration, fields left unset are not changed.


Name Type Description

Flag indicating whether to use the cluster settings or the per VM settings

The default value is true.


Flag indicating whether or not the Virtual Machine Health Monitoring service is enabled.

The default value is false.


If no heartbeat has been received for at least the specified number of seconds, the virtual machine is declared as failed.

The default value is 30.


Maximum number of failures and automated resets allowed during the time that maxFailureWindow specifies. If maxFailureWindow is -1 (no window), this represents the absolute number of failures after which automated response is stopped.

If a virtual machine exceeds this threshold, in-depth problem analysis is usually needed.

The default value is 3.


The number of seconds for the window during which up to maxFailures resets can occur before automated responses stop.

If set to -1, no failure window is specified.

The default value is -1.


The number of seconds for the virtual machine's heartbeats to stabilize after the virtual machine has been powered on. This time should include the guest operating system boot-up time. The virtual machine monitoring will begin only after this period.

The default value is 120.

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