You can monitor the health of your cluster and virtual machines (VMs) with the following tools:

Monitoring OpenShift Virtualization VMs health status

View the overall health of your OpenShift Virtualization environment in the web console by navigating to the HomeOverview page in the OKD web console. The Status card displays the overall health of OpenShift Virtualization based on the alerts and conditions.

OKD cluster checkup framework

Run automated tests on your cluster with the OKD cluster checkup framework to check the following conditions:

  • Network connectivity and latency between two VMs attached to a secondary network interface

  • VM running a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) workload with zero packet loss

Prometheus queries for virtual resources

Query vCPU, network, storage, and guest memory swapping usage and live migration progress.

VM custom metrics

Configure the node-exporter service to expose internal VM metrics and processes.

VM health checks

Configure readiness, liveness, and guest agent ping probes and a watchdog for VMs.


Diagnose and resolve issues that trigger OKD Virtualization alerts in the OKD web console.