Track Health Service actions

Applies to: Azure Stack HCI, versions 23H2 and 22H2; Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

The Health Service, first released in Windows Server 2016, improves the day-to-day monitoring and operational experience for clusters running Storage Spaces Direct. This topic describes workflows that the Health Service automates.

The Health Service generates "Actions" to verify that they are taken autonomously, or to track their progress or outcome. Unlike logs, Actions disappear shortly after they have completed. They are intended primarily to provide insight into ongoing activity that may impact performance or capacity, such as restoring resiliency or rebalancing data.


One PowerShell cmdlet displays all Actions:



The Get-StorageHealthAction cmdlet can return any of the following information:

  • Retiring failed, lost connectivity, or unresponsive physical disk
  • Switching storage pool to use replacement physical disk
  • Restoring full resiliency to data
  • Rebalancing storage pool

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