vCenter Service Status: Unable to monitor database storage usage

After upgrading to vCenter 5.5 the following warning came up in the vCenter service health status:

“vCenter Service Status: Warning: Unable to monitor database storage usage. Refer to VMware KB 2078305 for details.”

vCenter_Service_Status_Warning_1

In the mentioned VMware KB 2078305 I did not find any resoution for this warning – but luckily google knew more ­čÖé

The resolution is, that the vpxuser needs some more permissions on the vCenter database. You can add these permissions running the following command on your vCenter Server SQL database:

use master
go
grant VIEW SERVER STATE to [vpxuser]
go
GRANT VIEW ANY DEFINITION TO [vpxuser]
go

If you use another user (instead of vpxuser)┬áto access the database from your vCenter Server – just┬áreplace it.

After running the command successfully you can restart your vCenter Server or you wait for some minutes. It will take about 15 minutes – than the alerts will┬áturn green:

vCenter_Service_Status_green

By the way – I found this resolution in the VMware communities: Unable to monitor database storage usage

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