You can monitor the hardware status using the VMware integration in 1.12+. Out of the box it is just possible to monitor the hardware status in a vSphere environment. Using this feature requires to configure a VMware requisition to import VMware host systems and virtual machines. The global sensor health status is monitored by the VMwareCim-HostSystem. If the health status is not OK the service goes down. The event reason gives you the information which of the sensors are not ok.
You find more detailed information in the Wiki page for configuring the VMware requisition.