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Fan Status (VMware) Service

The Fan Status (VMware) service monitors the status and speed (RPM) of the fans on ESXi servers.

If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows Probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server. For instructions on installing the Dell or HP Offline Bundle, refer to the following articles in the MSP N-central online knowledge base:

Service Type


Instances on a Device


Supported Systems/Applications

ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later

ESXi 3.5 is not supported.

Device Class

Server - ESXi

Monitored By

Windows Probes

Scan Interval

5 minutes

Fan Name

The name of the monitored fan.

This service cannot use About self-healing.

To access information on the fans on your ESXi server, use a browser to access the following URL:


Metric Name Description
Fan Speed (R.P.M) The speed in revolutions per minute (RPM) of the fan.
State Indicates whether the fan is enabled or disabled.
State Description n/a
Fan Health State

The fan status is mapped as:

  • Normal: 1
  • Warning: 1, 2, 4
  • Failed: 5, 6
Fan Health State Description

Describes the status of the fan:

  • Other
  • Unknown
  • OK
  • Non-Critical
  • Critical or Non-recoverable