Fix: ‘No healthy upstream’ error in Browsers & Applications

Unable to access webpages on a browser or even standalone applications due to the No healthy upstream error? The most common applications and web pages that are a target of this error are eBay, Netflix, Spotify, and VMware vCenter.

No Healthy Upstream

Since these instances may seem unrelated at first, the issue is often considered to be related to server problems. It may prevent you from streaming music, binge-watching entertainment content, bidding on eBay auctions, utilizing the management software, and more.

Going forward, we’ll look into what is upstreaming, what causes the no healthy upstream error on the mentioned platforms, and how you may troubleshoot it on your own.

What Causes No Healthy Upstream Error?

Basically, upstreaming is the process of sending patches or packages to software administrators to be integrated into the source code of that particular software. Considering this, no healthy upstream error indicates that no additional data is being sent to the source, resulting in a malfunctioning of that app.

Most commonly, the problem is caused by unknown bugs or caches. Some people also encounter this issue due to misconfigured DNS settings. However, the problem may not always lie on your end as websites under maintenance may also display a similar message.

But how do you exactly resolve this matter? Let’s find out!

Fix the No Healthy Upstream Error on Spotify and Netflix


If you encounter the stated error on your browser or standalone applications like Spotify, Netflix, etc. don’t fret. There are easy fixes to resolve the problem in no time.

Fix 1. Restart Your Computer

Restarting your computer is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of any temporary glitches or bugs in your system. It deletes all temporary cache and data and refreshes all services and applications.

Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. To get started, click on the Start menu located on the taskbar.
  2. Then, click on the power icon and choose Restart.
restart Windows

2. Reboot Your Router

Power cycling the router helps clear temporary glitches in the connection and refreshes the network settings. This potentially resolves the No healthy upstream error and restores proper communication between the client and server.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the unplug the power source from your router to turn it off.
  2. Wait for a minute or so.
  3. Plug the power source back in to restart the router.
  4. Wait for another minute before testing if the problem has been resolved.

3. Clear Browser Cache

You should also store temporary data files and cache that may be conflicting with the webpage from loading properly. It forces the browser to fetch fresh data and allows it to load without any error.

Use the instructions below to do so:

  1. First, launch your browser.
  2. Click on the three dots menu at the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. Then, go to Privacy, search, and services tab from the left pane.
  4. On the right, click on the Choose what to clear button under the Clear browsing data section.
  5. Alternatively, you may press the Ctrl + Shift + Del keys on your keyboard to directly land on the Clear browsing data window.
  6. Set the Time range to All time and check the Cached images and files option before hitting the Clear now button.
clear browsing data

4. Update Your Browser

If the stated error is appearing due to compatibility issues, you should update your browser to the latest available version. Doing so, you install the latest features, security patches, bug fixes, etc.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. To start, launch your browser.
  2. Then, click on the three dots menu at the top-right corner and select Settings.
  3. Go to the About Microsoft Edge tab.
  4. Your browser will automatically start fetching an update and in most cases install it as well.
  5. Once done, it may require a restart. Simply click on the Restart button to do so.
update Microsoft Edge

5. Try Private Browser

Private browsing is a quick way to disable extensions, clear temporary data, and browse without storing history and cookies. It’s an easy way to resolve the No healthy upstream error if it occurs due to interference of extensions or conflicting cached data.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch your browser and click on the three dots menu at the upper left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on New InPrivate Window to launch a private browser window. Alternatively, you may also press Ctrl + Shift + N as a keyboard shortcut.
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6. Reset Network Settings

Restoring network configurations to their default state resolves all connectivity problems due to which you could be experiencing the No healthy upstream error. 

Here’s what you must do:

  1. Begin by launching the Settings app from the Start menu or by pressing Win key + i on your keyboard.
  2. Go to the Network & internet tab and select Advanced network settings.
Network settings
  1. From there, click on Network reset under More settings.
  2. Lastly, click on the Reset Now button.
reset Network settings
  1. If prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.

7. Use Alternative Browser

Upstreaming encounters issues when there’s faulty communication between the browser and the web server you’re trying to reach. Therefore, it only makes sense if you look for alternative browser options.

Contact Support to Fix No Healthy Upstream Error On eBay

When users encounter the No healthy upstream error on eBay, they can no longer perform actions like bidding, buying, and even selling products. Unfortunately, you cannot follow the above methods to resolve the same issue on eBay. This is very much a technical issue from the end of eBay and only their official support team can resolve it.

Fix the No Healthy Upstream Error on vCenter

vCenter is no exception when it comes to the No healthy upstream error which renders the entire program inoperational. Luckily, there are fixes that you can try to resolve the problem on your own. These include upgrading the hardware of the virtual machine, tweaking settings or rebooting vCenter. 

Configure vCenter Settings

  1. In the VMware Server Management interface, click on the drop-down arrow next to Virtual Machines on the left pane.
  2. Right-click on VMware vCenter to view its context menu and choose Edit settings.
  3. Then, go to the VM Options tab.
  4. There, expand options for VMware Tools.
  5. Scroll down to the Time section and uncheck Synchronize guest time with host and click on Save.
synchronize guest time with host

Check to see whether the issue is resolved. If so, follow the same steps and enable the option again.

Shutdown vCenter

  1. To get started, click on Summary in the vCenter Server Appliance Management interface.
  2. Then, click on Actions on the top pane to view its drop-down menu.
  3. Choose Reboot or Shutdown.
  1. Click Yes on the confirmation box.

After that, you will be logged out of the system but the virtual machine will take around 10 to 15 minutes to completely shut down and/or reboot.

Update VMware

At times, the current version of VMware may be problematic, resulting in the No healthy upstream error. To deal with this, you should update it to the latest version and see if that resolves the issue.

In case you’re still unable to get rid of the error, it’s high time you contact the support team of the affected platform or your service provider. Customer service will provide technical assistance to fix the issue.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.