vCenter Server 5.5 displays a yellow warning in the Summary tab of hosts and reports the error: Quick stats on hostname is not up-to-date


This is not the first time i see this annoying warning message

  • When connecting to VMware vCenter Server 5.5 using the VMware vSphere Client or VMware vSphere Web Client, the Summary tab of the ESXi 5.5 host shows a yellow warning.
  • You see the error:
    Configuration issues. “Quick stats on hostname is not up-to-date”
  • This issue does not occur if you connect directly to the ESXi host.

Why does this happen ?

It’s basically a VMware vCenter 5.5 BUG and has been fixed in the next update VMware vCenter Server 5.5.0b


First Option: Upgrade your vCenter 5.5 to the latest update and that message will disappear (Recommended)

Second Option:

To work around this issue when you do not want to upgrade, add these quickStats parameters to the Advanced Settings of vCenter Server:
  • vpxd.quickStats.HostStatsCheck
  • vpxd.quickStats.ConfigIssues
Note: Adding these parameters to vCenter Server does not affect future upgrades.
To add the quickStats parameters to the Advanced Settings of vCenter Server:
  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the Manage tab.
  3. Select Settings > Advanced Settings.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. In the Key field, enter this key:
  6. In the Value field, enter:
  7. Click Add.
  8. In the Key field, enter this key:
  9. In the Value field, enter:
  10. Click Add.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Restart the vCenter Server services.


Henry Hazot

VCP 5.5, MCT 2014