VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Edge reports an "Edge Health Alert" event
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VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Edge reports an "Edge Health Alert" event


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VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud


An "Edge Health Alert" event is generated by the VMware SD-WAN Edge when the dataplane is unable to allocate necessary resources for packet processing.  This event will be reported on the Monitor > Events page of the VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator.

The Events page may also include reports of network instability for the site using the affected Edge around the time the alarm is triggered.


VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud


Should an Edge Health Alert event be reported, the following steps are recommended:

1.  Verify that the Edge is correctly configured for its use and function.

  • From the Orchestrator UI, navigate to Configure > Edge > Edge Overview. Confirm that the correct profile was assigned to the branch.
  • From the GUI navigate to Configure > Edge > Device tab. Review the Edge configurations for each segment.
  • Use the SD-WAN Performance and Scale Datasheet available at https://www.velocloud.com/sd-wan-resources/datasheets to validate that the model being used is the correct one for the branch.
  • From the GUI navigate to Monitor > Edge > System tab. Confirm the amount of tunnels and flows are within the supported values for the platform. Review if there Hand-off Queue drops increased around the time the event was triggered.

2.  Please ensure that the affected Edge is running a recommended  Edge software release. Newer Edge releases will have improvements and optimizations and the issue affecting the Edge may have been resolved in a later release.

3.  If no misconfigurations are found, and there are no scaling issues, please capture a diagnostic bundle and
 reach out to support via one of the methods found here: