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ESXi tip: few quick and easy esxcli cmd’s to redirect your core dumps to your dump collector


How to configure your  ESXi Host to Redirect Their Core Dumps

The primary method for configuring hosts to redirect their core dumps to your newly setup ESX Dump Collector is to use the esxcli command-line tool:

  1. Logon via ssh tool to your esxi host of your choice eg putty
  2. To run a check on your existing Dump Collector configuration:
    esxcli system coredump network get
  3. Then need to configure the host’s dump redirection settings (will need management VMkernel interface and collector’s IP and port):
    esxcli system coredump network set -v vmk0 -i -o 6500
  4. Switch on dump redirection:
    esxcli system coredump network set -e true
  5. To verify the settings are configured correctly:
    esxcli system coredump network get

    In enterprise environments might want to use the host profiles feature to configure to save you the bother of individually configuring each one – details – https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.install.doc_50%2FGUID-E5669933-106E-4E6B-8D5A-6780415A12FD.html