Understanding Health Status for Vulnerability Assessment Solution

nsalamanes 1 Reputation point


What do the various Health status icons mean for each associated resource with Qualys for Azure Vulnerability Assessment solution?

I have seen 4 different status icons:

  1. Green tick
  2. Yellow exclamation mark
  3. Red exclamation mark
  4. Grey circle

I don't think this has to do with the severities of vulnerabilities found as I have found High vulnerabilities across each status.

Thank you in advanced.


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  1. Stanislav Zhelyazkov 20,536 Reputation points MVP

    This is probably the status of the extension on the VM. If it is healthy, it means it works, if it is grayed probably means that data is no longer send. The other two probably show some issues with the agent. As you can see below there is message that Agent Status may have up to 8 hours delay.

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